A Gathering Storm: The Laws Being Used to Silence the Media

Across Europe, laws are being used by powerful and wealthy individuals in the hope of intimidating and silencing journalists who are disclosing inconvenient truths that are in the public interest. This report endeavours to provide a concise snapshot of the legal systems in EU states, the United Kingdom and Norway and the scope and scale of vexatious lawsuits (or SLAPPs) against journalists and media outlets in Europe.

Author: Jessica Ní Mhainín

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2020 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom Index on Censorship Mhainín, J.N. report
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Intermediate Outcome 1 slapps Download/link