Tag Anti-SLAPP
8 Sep

ECPMF and fellow organisations write letter of concern over SLAPP case to the Irish government

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), alongside the undersigned press freedom organisations, are writing to raise our concern about legal action that is being taken against the independent news outlet, the Dublin Inquirer, its co-founder Sam Tranum, and its reporter Laoise Neylon.

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6 Aug

Malta: report from Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination public inquiry

Our Media Freedom Rapid Response Project Coordinator Nik Williams travelled to Malta last week to observe the situation of press and media freedom on the ground in the country and to attend the criminal hearing and the public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

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12 Jul

Malta: five media outlets threatened by lawyers of British-Azeri business owner

Between 1 May and 26 June 2020, a US-based law firm, Lambert Worldwide and a UK-based law firm, Atkins Thomson sent legal letters to Times of Malta, MaltaToday, Malta Independent, Lovin Malta and The Shift News in relation to their reporting and journalistic enquiries.

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6 Jul

Media Freedom Rapid Response wspiera Gazetę Wyborczą

Media Freedom Rapid Response wspiera Gazetę Wyborczą, przeciwko której toczy się ponad 55 postępowań sądowych

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6 Jul

The Media Freedom Rapid Response supports Gazeta Wyborcza in Poland

The Media Freedom Rapid Response supports Gazeta Wyborcza in Poland who has received over 55 threats of legal action

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25 Jun

Stop use of SLAPPs: International organisations and journalist bodies express concern about legal threats against EUobserver

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, journalist bodies, free expression and journalist support organisations are concerned about the legal threats made against EUobserver in Luxembourg and Belgium and call to stop the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) actions across Europe. Left unreformed, such legal threats will be sufficient to silence media workers and outlets. We stand in solidarity with EUobserver and will continue to monitor developments around the case.

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8 Jun

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe – Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account.

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19 May

Open letter to the European Commission concerning the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists…

The undersigned NGOs welcome the Commission’s commitment to address the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists, activists and others. The weaponization of the law by powerful economic actors has for too long resulted in the suppression of scrutiny and the consequent weakening of the rule of law in the European Union.

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25 Mar

Malta: ECPMF offers legal support to Times of Malta and Manuel Delia

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2 Mar

Rapid response mechanism marks a new start for press freedom

ECPMF and partners start Rapid Response Mechanism to support journalists under threat/ European Commission Co-funds the programme with 1.4 Million Euro

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