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Constitutional Court of Montenegro finds failure to investigate violent attack to be a violation of journalist's right to life

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30 Nov 2017

The Constitutional Court of Montenegro unanimously that the journalist Tufik Softić’s right to life had been violated due to the ineffective investigation into attacks against him.

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Journalist wins landmark case on Montenegrin authorities’ failure to investigate attacks

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2 Nov 2017

In a case supported by the Media Legal Defence Initiative and Human Rights Action, the investigative journalist Tufik Softić has been awarded €7,000 for the harm caused by the Montenegrin authorities’ failure to effectively investigate two violent attacks aimed at silencing him.

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Reporting Corruption in Sri Lanka

Date: 
17 Jun 2014

In June 1994, brothers Lasantha and Lal Wickrematunge set up the Sunday Leader, with a focus on reporting about corruption and governance issues within the government. From the very earliest days the government was attacking their efforts and in 2009 Lasantha was brutally killed. Lal tells us more about the brothers’ vision and what is happening today in Sri Lanka.

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“Solve 17-Year-Old Murder of Journalist”, Campaigners Demand

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3 Jul 2013

MLDI and a coalition of free speech campaigners from around the world have joined forces to reopen the investigation into the murder of an Indonesian journalist 17 years ago. They have written to two UN Special Rapporteurs asking them to press the Indonesian authorities for action before the case lapses in August 2014.

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Focus On: The Philippines

Date: 
13 Nov 2013

Journalists in the Philippines risk being murdered for pursuing stories about corruption and their killers are rarely brought to justice.

Here, Joel Butuyan and Harry Roque, co-chairs of MLDI’s local partner, the Center for International Law, a leading advocacy and litigation organisation in the region, describe the twin scourges as the biggest threat to freedom of speech in their country.

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