Lohé Issa Konaté, Burkina Faso

Lohé Issa Konaté, Burkina Faso

Paving the way for press freedom in Burkina Faso and beyond In December 2014, an MLDI-led team won a landmark victory at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The case was the first freedom of expression case the Court had heard and paved the way for...
Federation of African Journalists v. The Gambia

Federation of African Journalists v. The Gambia

Challenging the laws used to silence and intimidate journalists in the Gambia On 14 February 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...
Hawa Sibally, lawyer, the Gambia

Hawa Sibally, lawyer, the Gambia

Legal Training Case Study: Hawa Kuru Sisay-Sabally Hawa is a prominent Gambian lawyer, who has many years of experience in human rights work. She has acted as legal counsel for the Gambia Press Union (GPU) for several years and follows her interest in protecting all...
Mercy Mutemi, lawyer, Kenya

Mercy Mutemi, lawyer, Kenya

“The training workshop was an inspiration which built on and expanded my knowledge on topics regarding freedom of expression and its relation to the internet.”  Mercy Mutemi is a Kenyan lawyer who came to a  litigation workshop run by BAKE, the Bloggers Association of...