SLAPPs: A Legal Threat to Cross-Border Journalism

Thursday 15th April, 14:00 – 14:45 CEST (45 minutes)

Where there’s cross-border journalism, there’s the threat of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). This panel discusses this growing menace, including a SLAPP suit filed in London against a Swedish news magazine.


CHAIR: Flutura Kusari (Legal Advisor at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom)

Maria Ordzhonikidze, (Director at the Justice for Journalists Foundation)

Per Agerman (Stockholm-based freelance journalist, writer for Realtid)

Viola von Cramon MEP (member of the Media Working Group at the European Parliament)