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East African Court overturns Tanzania’s newspaper ban

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27 Jun 2018

The case was brought to the East African Court of Justice by Mseto, a Tanzanian newspaper. A ministerial order banned the paper from publishing for three years. Mseto challenged the order saying it interfered with press freedom, and was therefore unlawful under international law.

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Burundi Journalists' Union v Attorney-General of Burundi: a positive judgment in the midst of a crisis

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21 May 2015

On 15 May 2015, the East African Court of Justice (the “EACJ”) delivered its judgment in Burundi Journalists Union v. The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi , in which it considered Law No.1/11 (the “Press Law”) regulating the press, film and broadcasting sectors in Burundi.

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Three upcoming court decisions that could change the face of the African press

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16 Sep 2014

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the East African Court of Justice and the African Commission will speak out on the criminal prosecution of those who challenge the conduct of public officials, muzzling a free press in the run-up to elections, and the space allowed for open and critical debate in a post-conflict society.

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Burundi’s Repressive Press Laws Challenged

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7 Jul 2014

One year after the Burundian parliament adopted a repressive press law that has seen journalists threatened with heavy fines and some of their sources imprisoned, the country's journalists' union and MLDI are hopeful that their day in court to challenge the law is near.

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East African Court petitioned on Burundi Press Law

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23 Jul 2013

The Burundi Journalists Union has appointed MLDI to challenge Burundi's newly adopted Press Law before the East African Court of Justice.

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MLDI Leads the East African Court of Justice’s First Ever Freedom of Expression Case

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26 Nov 2015

“This was a victory for the Burundi Union of Journalists and for all the press in Burundi. The decision was also very important for the whole region"

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