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2011 -

2011

In our fourth year we secured victories in a number of cases, including long-running cases in Kenya and Dubai which had kept some journalists mired in criminal proceedings for nearly two years.

MLDI intervened in a criminal defamation case in Bermuda which we hoped would set a positive legal precedent for the region: we argued that criminalising defamation was not compatible with the right to freedom of expression, as per the Constitution of Bermuda. The Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed, issuing a judgment which upheld the argument.

In 2011, to increase and strengthen legal expertise, we also supported a network of lawyers in South-East Asia through training and support in media defence cases.

 

Number of new cases supported: 64