11 cases against local news couple in Brazil

11 cases against local news couple in Brazil

11 defamation cases against local news couple Francisco da Silva Costa and Josineide Gonçalves da Silva run FALA RN, a news website based in São Gonçalo do Amarante in north-eastern Brazil. Their outlet covered cases of embezzlement of local public funds, nepotism,...
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...
Juan Carlos Calderón, Ecuador

Juan Carlos Calderón, Ecuador

$1,000,000 for hurting the president’s feelings Juan Carlos Calderón is a journalist from Ecuador. In 2011, together with fellow journalist Christian Zurita, he published a book of investigative journalism reporting called El Gran Hermano (the big brother). The...
Claudia Duque: psychological torture in Colombia

Claudia Duque: psychological torture in Colombia

Claudia Duque Claudia Julieta Duque Orrego is a leading investigative journalist in Colombia and a recipient of the Courage in Journalism award. She works for Equipo Nizkor and Radio Nizkor, and is a member of FLIP (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa) and the...
Media Development Centre, Macedonia

Media Development Centre, Macedonia

We have been working with The Media Development Centre (MDC) since 2012 to provide legal defence to journalists, bloggers and independent media in Macedonia, with support from one of our national Media Defence Centre grants. Here MDC speak about some of the issues...