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...
UK politician tries to sue Google

UK politician tries to sue Google

UK politician tries to sue Google – intermediary liability at the European Court of Human Rights In 2017, the European Court of Human Rights dismissed the claim made, in Tamiz v. UK, by a British politician that his right to reputation had been violated because...
Overview: media freedom in Ukraine

Overview: media freedom in Ukraine

Guest article by the NGO Human Rights Platform (HRP). MLDI has been working with HRP since 2017 to provide legal defence to journalists, bloggers and independent media in Ukraine. In early 2014 Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula was annexed by the Russian Federation. Since...
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...
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...