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...
Mugambi Laibuta, Lawyer, Kenya

Mugambi Laibuta, Lawyer, Kenya

Mugambi is a lawyer working with bloggers who are often arrested based on what he refers to as ‘flimsy reasons’ intended to harass them into silence. Mugambi felt the MLDI training, which he attended in August 2016, would support him in this area of his work – and he...
Ten years of MLDI : our annual report

Ten years of MLDI : our annual report

In 2018 Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) turned ten years old. Our 2018 annual report reflects on our growth, achievements and impact over the last ten years, and takes an in-depth look at 2018. We launched in 2008 with three staff, a handful of cases, and a...