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European Court finds that Turkish journalists’ detention amounted to unjustified interference with right to freedom of expression

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20 Mar 2018

The European Court of Human Rights today handed down judgment in two high profile cases against Turkey relating to the arrest and pre-trial detention of journalists Sahin Alpay and Mehmet Hasan Altan.

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“Defamation of the dead” and its chilling effect on media freedom: MLDI files brief to European Court

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15 Mar 2017

The European Court of Human Rights is set to consider a case filed by a Slovakian TV station after it was found by the Broadcasting Council to have breached broadcasting law in its reporting on the death of a public figure. MLDI has filed an intervention urging the European Court to clarify the extent to which the reputations of deceased persons are protected under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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European Court considers MLDI intervention on “defamation of the dead”

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5 Dec 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in case concerning television programme alleged to have harmed the reputation of a deceased politician. MLDI Intervened in the case.

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Marshal Muchende on getting Zambia's "false news" law struck down

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12 Oct 2014

The 4th of December 2014 was a defining moment in Zambian legal history. In a landmark judgment, High Court Judge Isaac Chali struck down the provisions of section 67 of the Penal Code which prohibited the publication of so-called “false news”, joining Zambia’s name to the list of countries who have similarly held that this colonial-era law is not justified in modern democracy.

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