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MLDI publishes 2014 Annual Review

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24 Oct 2014

This year, with the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt on false news charges, press freedom issues made headlines around the world. News coverage of this scale is rare, but the sentences are not: oppressive governments around the world are increasingly using false news, criminal libel and national security laws to criminalise free speech.

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Vietnam bloggers jailed for human rights reporting must be released

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27 Jun 2016

MLDI and students from the University of Edinburgh’s Freedom of Expression Law Clinic , today filed petitions to the UNWGAD on behalf of imprisoned Vietnamese bloggers Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and Ngô Hào.

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MLDI petitions AU, UN to free Ethiopian bloggers

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3 May 2014

On World Press Freedom Day 2014, MLDI has petitioned the United Nations and African Union to address the arbitrary arrest and detention of nine Ethiopian bloggers, journalists and human rights defenders.

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New MLDI Defence Fund for South and Southeast Asia

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12 Sep 2013

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has announced the launch of a major new legal defence fund for bloggers and online media in South and Southeast Asia.

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