News: MLDI is hiring a Legal Director – an opportunity to help journalists around the world defend their rights.

12 05 2016

MLDI-logo-400x377Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) provides legal support to journalists under threat. We remain the only organisation globally to focus on providing specialist legal defence to independent media. MLDI does this exclusively and with great results. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Novikova v Russia, One man banned, Russia’s treatment of solo protests scrutinised – Daniel Simons and Dirk Voorhoof

12 05 2016

State DumaOne-person protests are the only kind of demonstration Russian citizens are permitted to hold without giving prior notice to the authorities. The unanimous judgment in Novikova and others v. Russia stops short of questioning this low threshold, but finds Russia in violation of Article 10 over its excessive zeal in enforcing the notification requirement through arrests and fines. Read the rest of this entry »