Category SLAPP
28 Jan

Defamation action against Inès Léraud was dropped

The MFRR welcomes the dropping of the defamation action against Inès Léraud but vexatious legal threats continue to threaten media freedom across Europe

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7 Jan

Albania: Defence Minister’s Chief of Cabinet issues legal threat against journalist

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by Belioza Çoku, the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.

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22 Dec

Albania: Private companies are not immune from press scrutiny and we condemn all attempts to use legal actions to target journalists

The continued use of legal threats in Albania against journalists and media workers further threatens media and press freedom and the ability to report on issues in the public interest.

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21 Dec

Legal threats brought against Polityka journalist to muzzle investigative reporting

ECPMF calls for the dismissal of these civil and criminal cases, which are connected to his investigative reporting.

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1 Dec

Proposal for an EU Anti-SLAPP law

Protecting public watchdogs across the EU: non-governmental organisations drafted a proposal for a an EU-wide anti-SLAPP directive.

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23 Nov

Poland: OKO.press bears huge financial burden for legal threats against it

OKO.press of Poland bears huge financial burden for legal threats against it.

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16 Nov

Europske organizacije protiv SLAPP-a

Jednog vrućeg proljetnog poslijepodneva na Malti, novinarka se dovezla do svoje kuće kako bi pronašla sudskog maršala kako objepljuje duck-tapeom stotine listova papira na njezina ulazna vrata. Iako ometan s dva obiteljska psa čuvara koji su nekontrolirano lajali i nasrtali prema maršalu kroz rešetke vrata, bio je odlučan. Sud je naredio da novinarki Daphne Caruana Galizia, mora biti dostavljeno 19 tužbi za klevetu, koje su sve odjednom protiv nje pokrenute od strane bogate i moćne poslovna figure. Nekoliko mjeseci kasnije bila je mrtva, ubijena daljinski aktiviranom automobilskom bombom.

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16 Nov

People from across the EU need to be protected from SLAPPs

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27 Oct

Time to take action against SLAPPs

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13 Oct

ECPMF supports Slovenian investigative news outlet financially

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