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MLDI welcomes its new Legal Director

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7 Sep 2016

MLDI welcomes its new Legal Director, Padraig Hughes.

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MLDI publishes 2014 Annual Review

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24 Oct 2014

This year, with the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt on false news charges, press freedom issues made headlines around the world. News coverage of this scale is rare, but the sentences are not: oppressive governments around the world are increasingly using false news, criminal libel and national security laws to criminalise free speech.

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Explaining the Issues: False News

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8 Jul 2014

We have previously looked at how criminal libel and national security laws are increasingly being used to silence journalists. The third, and lesser known, law that is also used in this way is the criminalisation of publishing "false news".

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Call for applications - litigation workshop

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20 Jul 2015

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION LITIGATION WORKSHOP

JOHANNESBURG 16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

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MLDI celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

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14 Feb 2014

MLDI celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting a panel discussion with four of its close partners and journalists illustrating the various threats to media freedom.

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Every little litigation helps

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3 Jun 2009

During 2007 and early 2008 several journalists in Thailand expressed alarm at the rapid expansion in the country of Tesco-Lotus, a supermarket chain that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British firm Tesco

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The dangers of internal security

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4 Jun 2009

There are few independent media organisations in Malaysia, so Malaysia Today, an outspoken online reporting outfit with a significant readership, often attracts official criticism.

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