Free

Anti-SLAPP Conference: Countering Legal Threats to Media Freedom

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Online event

Event description
The Justice for Journalists Foundation and the Foreign Policy Centre are delighted to invite you to the first UK anti-SLAPP conference.

About this event

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).

The conference will take place in a hybrid format, accessible both online and in-person, in London. To register to attend, and get updates on speakers and sessions, please sign up through Eventbrite. Space to attend in person will be limited, so please write to events@fpc.org.uk to apply.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Online event

Organiser The Foreign Policy Centre and Justice for Journalists Foundation

Organiser of Anti-SLAPP Conference: Countering Legal Threats to Media Freedom

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is an outward-looking, non-partisan international affairs think tank based in the UK. Our mission is to provide an open and accessible space for the ideas, knowledge, and experience of experts, academics, and activists from across the world so that their voices can be heard by a global audience of citizens and decision makers in order to find solutions to today’s international challenges.Click the link below to join our mailing list to receive our latest news on events, publications, and research. https://fpc.org.uk/join/


The Justice for Journalists Foundation is open for cooperation with international media, human rights activists and investigative organisations on a wide range of issues connected with investigating crimes against journalists. The Foundation is a collaborative project that allows journalists to come together and honour the memory of their colleagues by reducing impunity around murder of journalists and bringing those responsible for violent crimes to justice. For more information please visit: https://jfj.fund/ 

Save This Event

Event Saved