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,...
Radio Aukan: defending community radio in Chile

Radio Aukan: defending community radio in Chile

Chile’s broadcasting laws criminalise broadcasting without a licence Chile’s broadcasting laws criminalise broadcasting without a licence. Radio Aukan is a community radio station in Chile which reports on indigenous rights, the environment and other...
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...
Offensive online? Three years in jail

Offensive online? Three years in jail

In 2013 MLDI supported a challenge to the Supreme Court of India to protect freedom of expression online from over-broad legislation in the Information Technology Act of 2010. MLDI and The Software Freedom Law Center were successful in their challenge. As technology...