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...
Poland: a backslide in media freedom

Poland: a backslide in media freedom

Guest blog by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, member of HFHR Board. MLDI has been working with HFHR since 2015 provide legal defence to journalists, bloggers and independent media in Poland. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) has been operating for 27 years...
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...