Media Legal Defence Initiative
MLDI is a non-governmental organisation which helps journalists bloggers and independent media outlets around the world defend their rights. We help journalists regardless of the medium they use - print, broadcast or internet - and we do so by making sure they have good lawyers defending them. If necessary we pay legal fees and we work alongside lawyers to make sure the best possible legal defence is provided.
We receive frequent requests for legal assistance and would like to be able to provide support. With sufficient funding, we are ready and willing to respond. We invite you to be part of our efforts to provide legal assistance in the defence of media freedom by donating.
In many countries £1,000 is enough to defend a journalist or blogger and keep them out of prison.