14 Sep

Government of Malta must publish Committee of Experts on Media report

We call on the government of Malta to publish without further delay the report by the Committee of Experts on Media, the body tasked with advising the Government on implementing the recommendations of the Public Inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

2 May

Bulgaria: Investigative journalists hit by smears and lawsuits

The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today raise the alarm about a latest wave of legal pressure exerted against two of Bulgaria’s leading investigative media platforms, BIRD.bg and Bivol.bg.

30 Mar

Urgent action needed by the Netherlands to protect civic space against SLAPPs and other forms of legal intimidation

Legal intimidation and SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) are attempts to intimidate and silence public watchdogs through lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings by starting meritless lawsuits.

21 Oct

The European Anti-SLAPP Conference – Photo Gallery

On 20 October 2022, years of work to shine a light on the issue of SLAPPs in Europe reached a new high point as we hosted the first ever European Anti-SLAPP Conference together with the CASE Coalition. You can now explore the conference photo gallery here.

21 Oct

Greece: SLAPP award winner Grigoris Dimitriadis urged to drop defamation lawsuits

The undersigned international media freedom and journalists organisations wrote to Grigoris Dimitriadis to express our shared concern about defamation claims filed against investigative journalists and media outlets following your resignation from the role of general secretary in the office of the Greek Prime Minister in August 2022.

20 Oct

Anti-SLAPP Declaration and Call to Action

To mark the first ever European Anti-SLAPP Conference, CASE calls on governments across Europe to take immediate legislative and practical action to protect journalists and other public watchdogs from SLAPPs.

5 Oct

Call to drop legal proceedings by Kazakhstan university endowment fund against UK media outlets

The undersigned organisations call for the legal action against openDemocracy and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to be dropped and stand in solidarity with all outlets facing SLAPPs for their reporting.

20 Sep

Call for Italian political forces to take a stand against SLAPPs

A group of media freedom and journalists' organisations have published a statement outlining a list of measures that must be adopted in order to protect SLAPP victims in Italy.

9 Aug

Joint statement in support of The Shift News as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

ECPMF has joined the undersigned free expression, press freedom, and journalists’ organisations in expressing support for The Shift News as it faces an all-out legal battle against 40 freedom of information (FOI) lawsuits brought by 40 government entities in Malta.

24 May

Save the Date: European Anti-SLAPP Conference 2022

ECPMF and the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) will organise the European Anti-SLAPP Conference under the patronage of the European Parliament on 20 October 2022.