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European Court: newspapers must be free to comment on political matters during elections

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21 Feb 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has condemned the use of electoral laws by Russia to restrict critical reporting on politicians.

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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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News website sued over prison abuse claims

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18 Nov 2014

A respected Russian news website dedicated to reporting human rights issues has been sued by the regional Russian Federal Penitentiary Service. With support from MLDI, lawyers with The Mass Media Defence Centre are fighting the case.

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Focus on: Press and Net Freedom in Russia

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7 Jul 2014

Our Focus On features explore the situation for journalists working in a particular country and look at some of the issues they face. In Russia, recent legislation means popular bloggers now have to register with the government. Galina Arapova, director of the Mass Media Defense Center, tells us more.

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