Tag SLAPPs
5 Apr

CoE’s Recommendation represents a significant milestone in the fight against SLAPPs

CASE welcomes the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on SLAPPs, approved by the Committee of Ministers on Thursday 4 April.

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27 Feb

ECPMF welcomes European Parliament adoption of the Anti-SLAPP Directive

Today, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom welcomes the Anti-SLAPP Directive – also known as Daphne’s Law – adopted today by the European Parliament in its first reading.

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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.

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19 May

ECPMF deeply concerned by allocation of court costs to journalist Carole Cadwalladr

We are deeply concerned to hear that the UK Court of Appeal has ordered investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr to pay 60% of businessman Arron Banks’ High Court costs.

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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.

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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.

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1 Dec

Leading editors, lawyers, journalists, publishers, and other experts call on the UK Government to back anti-SLAPP protections to defend media freedom

A model anti-SLAPP Law drafted on behalf of the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition was sent to the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab.

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17 Nov

Italy: a call of support for Roberto Saviano, defendant in a defamation trial

Members of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE), with the support of the coalition’s Italian group and Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), express solidarity with Roberto Saviano who attended the first hearing in the proceedings for aggravated defamation initiated against him by current Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

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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.

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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.

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