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The European Court of Human Rights and Access to Information: Clarifying the Status, with Room for Improvement

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22 Nov 2016

On 8 November 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down a much-anticipated judgment on the right of access to information. While the Court was clearer and firmer than it had ever been before on the status of the right to access information as part of the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention , it stopped short of acknowledging access to information as a fully-fledged right under the provision.

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ECtHR Vindicates Hidden Camera’s Role in Watchdog Journalism

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16 Mar 2015

Haldimann and Others v Switzerland , a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECtHR”) published on 24 February 2015, backed the investigative methods of four Swiss journalists who had used hidden cameras to expose the malpractice of insurance brokers. The ECtHR found by a majority decision that the journalists’ criminal conviction by the domestic courts and an order to pay a number of small fines violated their right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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Online media need protection from liability for user comments

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10 Jun 2014

The Media Legal Defence Initiative has filed a brief with the European Court of Human Rights asking it to respect the principle that online media should not have to monitor the thousands of comments left on their sites by readers every day.

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MLDI intervention success in Axel Springer case

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15 Jul 2014

German courts breached German newspaper Bild's right to freedom of expression when they banned further publication of an article about former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in 2005, the European Court of Human Rights held last week.

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Azeri journalist seeks justice at ECHR

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4 Aug 2014

Internationally renowned journalist Khadija Ismayilova has complained to the European Court of Human Rights about the unwillingness of the Azeri authorities to properly investigate a series of threats, intimidations and gross violations of her privacy designed to force her to stop her journalistic work.

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MLDI intervenes in pivotal privacy case

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2 Jun 2015

Years after French, German and English media revealed that Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, had an illegitimate child, the Media Legal Defence Initiative has intervened in the subsequent legal case that has reached the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Azeri Investigative Journalist Takes Fight to European Court

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2 Oct 2013

Azeri investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, has complained to the European Court about the slander campaign conducted against her by the government and gross violations of her rights.

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ECHR & Right of Access to Official Documents

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1 Jun 2014

In a recent judgment the European Court of Human Rights has further clarified and expanded the scope of application of Article 10 of the Convention with regard to the right of access to public documents. The judgment is especially supportive for requests by journalists and NGOs to have access to official documents.

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A chance to set a Europe-wide precedent on hyperlinking

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27 Jun 2016

A joint team from MLDI and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union are taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, whose ruling would set a new precedent on defamation by hyperlinking.

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European Court clarifies intermediary liability standard

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25 Feb 2016

On 2 February 2016, the European Court of Human Rights handed down its judgment on intermediary liability in MTE and Index.hu Zrt v. Hungary.

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