Vacancy: Development Director

MLDI is looking for a dynamic individual to join our senior leadership team as Director of Development, leading our newly created Development Cluster.

As Development Director, you will have responsibility for fundraising, communications and impact tracking. You will lead and develop your own team to bring a step change in our approach to fund-raising and engagement. You will unlock significant unconditional capital and create an engaged community around our work. You will cultivate individual donors, institutional funders and corporate partnerships in the USA and Europe, and you will manage and grow an annual fundraising portfolio of $3million.

You will work closely with the CEO and MLDI’s US and UK boards. You will be a highly motivated individual, with great people skills and a growth mindset. You will be familiar with the UK, EU and US fundraising landscape and passionate about the mission and impact of MLDI.

 

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To apply please send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@mediadefence.org with the subject line: ‘Development Director application’.

 

 

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Gambia: A mixed result as the Supreme Court delivers judgment in important constitutional challenges to free speech laws

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16 May 2018

On 9 May 2018, the Gambian Supreme Court declared that the criminal defamation law and the law on false news on the internet are unconstitutional. The law on sedition was also challenged and was found unconstitutional only to the extent that a publication relates to government and other public officials. The law on sedition in relation to the president remains.

One of the Supreme Court’s decisions arose form a challenge brought in 2014 by the Gambian Press Union, supported by MLDI, which argued that the Gambian sedition and false news laws are unconstitutional.

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Call for Applications: West Africa Freedom of Expression & Digital Rights Litigation Workshop

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14 May 2018

We are calling for applications from English-speaking lawyers based in countries that are members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to participate in a forthcoming litigation workshop on the right to freedom of expression, digital rights, and the Internet.

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MLDI Launches 2017 Annual Report on Press Freedom Day

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3 May 2018

Check out our 2017 Annual Report to find out how we have worked to support a free press.

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MLDI intervenes before European Court in 'Arctic Sunrise' case

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19 Apr 2018

We have filed an intervention before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in a case concerning the events that followed the boarding of a Greenpeace vessel that was seized by the Russian authorities in September 2013, and the detention of the activists and journalists on board.

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UPDATE: ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision in one of our strategic cases challenging the laws used to silence and intimidate journalists in the Gambia

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23 Mar 2018

The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delivered a landmark judgment in which it found that the rights of four Gambian journalists had been violated by the actions of the Gambian authorities, and through the enforcement of laws criminalising speech.

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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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MLDI intervenes in European Court case on media’s right to access and report from defamation proceedings

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9 Mar 2018

MLDI has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Gleb Vyacheslavovich Paykachev v. Russia . In this case, the public and the media were excluded from attending defamation proceedings that had been brought by a police officer against a news website.

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Now Hiring: Communications Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We're hiring a Communications Officer - click here to find out more.

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Now Hiring: Legal Officer

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9 Mar 2018

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the international law of freedom of expression to fill the position of Senior Legal Officer/Legal Officer. This is a permanent position. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growing organisation.

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The European Court of Human Rights finds Russia violated Ukrainian journalist’s rights at protest

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14 Feb 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression in Butkevich v Russia , a case involving the arrest, detention and conviction of Maksim Butkevich, a Ukrainian journalist covering a street protest at the 2006 G8 Summit in St Petersburg.

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