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  UN Special Rapporteurs Professor David Kaye and Ms Asma Jahangir have expressed serious concerns about the persecution of BBC Persian staff by Iran at the UN General Assembly following an urgent appeal filed by Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Jennifer Robinson on behalf of the BBC.
Nani Jansen Reventlow will be speaking at the Free Press Live event in the Hague.  On November 2nd Free Press Unlimited hosts Free Press Live 2017 - stand up for journalists and justice during the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The event coincides with the ‘...
An essay by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a member of DSI’s International Media Defence Panel, has recently been published in a collection by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Nani’s essay, ‘The right to ‘offend, shock or disturb,’ or the importance of protecting...
Where a regulator in one EU country requires information to be removed from the internet, should that be given effect in that one country, across the EU or globally?  
Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012, simply for expressing his ideas – he took to his keyboard and started his own website. He has been in prison for nearly five years, serving a ten-year sentence, and he has also been sentenced to 1,000 lashes.  He has been flogged in public 50 times...
Today, 18 expert non-governmental organisations from across the world have filed legal submissions before France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority, la Commission nationale informatique et libertés (“...
President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to address this issue.
  “I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves.  We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” Audre Lorde  
  “[In Russia] the killing of journalists is a cheap, easy and virtually risk-free method of silencing critics” - Galina Arapova, Director, Mass Media Defence Centre   “[A]s a foreigner you’re not going to be physically harmed.  However if you’re Russian, anything goes. Russian journalists and...



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