11:45 - 12:15
Bloggers attacked in the courtroom: how to fight back

Short thesis

This session will address the various attacks bloggers are facing on the legal front. By presenting a number of case studies, Nani Jansen of MLDI will discuss current common themes in the legal prosecution of bloggers and online journalists worldwide, including criminal charges for defamation, website blocking, and even terrorism charges. How can bloggers fight back and what can civil society and activists do to help?