Due Date: February 7, 2019

Applications are open for the MLDI East Africa Digital Rights and Online Liberty of Expression Lawsuits Surgical Treatment Training 2019 The Media Legal Defence Effort (MLDI) will be running a lawsuits surgical treatment on the right to online flexibility of expression, digital rights and the web.

Particularly, the goals of the lawsuits surgical treatment training are:

  • To gear up individuals with the abilities and understanding to prosecute utilizing nationwide and global laws along with local and global systems appropriate to flexibility of expression online;-LRB- ***************).
  • To develop a digital rights network and assistance facilitate its engagement with global legal systems and international civil society efforts; and
  • To help and establish working relationships in between attorneys carrying out such cases.


  • MLDI will cover airline tickets, lodging, travel costs and a modest daily.


  • Open to attorneys who work and live in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda;-LRB- ***************).
  • Candidates can either be operating in personal practice or be working for or be connected with NGOs promoting the right to flexibility of expression in East Africa through lawsuits. Remarkably strong applications will be thought about from attorneys who have actually not yet carried out flexibility of expression work, however have experience prosecuting other human rights cases and have a strong interest in carrying out flexibility of expression work;-LRB- ***************).
  • Candidates should excel in English;-LRB- ***************).
  • Candidates should have a shown interest in and/or understanding of the right to online flexibility of expression, digital rights, web flexibility and/or associated concerns;-LRB- ***************).
  • The attorneys should have a shown interest in and/or understanding of global and local human rights law;-LRB- ***************).
  • As part of the application, interested attorneys are asked to send a case research study of a case which they are either prosecuting or plan to prosecute which might be talked about throughout the lawsuits surgical treatment. For individuals who do not have a case that is pending it will be adequate to have actually determined a pertinent law, practice or policy connecting to online flexibility of expression that they want to challenge in court. Nevertheless, such individuals should show their capability and desire to pursue the case after the surgical treatment;-LRB- ***************).
  • The cases sent should include an offense of the basic right to flexibility of expression online;-LRB- ***************).
  • The following non-exhaustive list of styles are a guide for the kind of cases that might be sent with the application:.
    • Cybercrime laws;-LRB- ***************).
    • Intermediary liability;-LRB- ***************).
    • Web shutdowns;-LRB- ***************).
    • Limitation of online media;-LRB- ***************).
    • Online personal privacy;-LRB- ***************).
    • Nationwide security; and
    • Privacy online.


Total the connected application and send it to Michael Moss at [email protected]

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