By Satyajit Sarna. Broadly speaking, SLAPPs are lawsuits or other legal actions which are filed with the primary motive of intimidating and harassing journalists and activists and thereby stifling criticism of claimants, who are often politically influential and economically powerful, including major corporations. Most frequently, they are framed as defamation suits or actions against the invasion of privacy. Now, the European Commission is proposing a revisioned draft of its Anti-SLAPP legislation.
Verschlagwortet: Freedom of Information
An introduction to the TRAFO series “Academic Freedom” by Gisèle Sapiro, Amr Hamzawy, and Başak Tuğ. Academic freedom is under threat today in many places of the world and it is urgent to create spaces of collective reflection on a principle that is fundamental to all intellectual practice.
Neus Vidal-Martí is a political scientist and journalist. She is currently a Professor at the Open University of Catalonia, where she teaches data journalism, investigative projects and digital communications. She...