MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in Mándli v. Hungary , highlighting the considerable threat to media freedom posed by restrictions on the right of journalists to access and report from parliamentary premises.
MLDI has joined freedom of expression organisations in submitting third-party interventions in ten cases against jailed Turkish journalists to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given priority status. The interventions offer detailed legal analyses of the principles at stake in the cases of the detained journalists.
Agnès Uwimana and Saidati Mukakibibi wrote for a local Rwandan newspaper, Umurabyo. Some of their articles displeased the Rwandan government. The result: seventeen and seven years in prison on grounds of defamation, threatening national security, “divisionism” and genocide denial.
Malaysia's Federal Court yesterday confirmed an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal to lift the ban on two cartoon compilations by the cartoonist Zunar and ordering the Home Ministry to return all copies that had been seized.
Jakarta, November 13, 2015 — An international delegation of media and freedom of expression organisations , including MLDI , met with the Indonesian government to discuss the state of media in the country.