Anti-SLAPP Conference Countering Legal Threats to Media Freedom

November 22, 2021
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The Justice for Journalists Foundation and the Foreign Policy Centre are hosting the first UK Anti-SLAPP conference.

When: 22-23 November 2021
Where: London and Online. Register here 

Journalists around the world are facing a significant, yet often hidden, challenge to their role as public watchdogs. The use of vexatious legal threats, often referred to as Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP), have proliferated globally in recent years. They are brought by the powerful and wealthy, eager to avoid scrutiny, to intimidate journalists into either not publishing or removing information from the public domain.

This two-day conference will bring together experts from across the globe to delve into this topic and examine the impact it has on journalists, media freedom and wider society. It will also specifically look at the dual role the UK plays both as a promotor of media freedom through its Global Campaign and as a leading international source of vexatious threats against journalists (as underscored by the findings of FPC's 2020 Unsafe for Scrutiny survey).

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