Conference focuses on countering legal threats against media freedom [Worldwide]

Posted on Nov 5, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Journalists worldwide can attend a free online and in-person conference in London, Nov. 22 to 23.  

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and the Justice for Journalists Foundation are hosting the Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation) Conference.  The two-day conference will discuss the topic “Countering Legal Threats against Media Freedom.”

Experts from across the globe will delve into this topic and examine the impact it has on journalists, media freedom and the wider society.

The conference will also look at the dual role the United Kingdom 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).

Registration is ongoing.