Jessica Ní Mhainín

Senior policy research and advocacy Officer at Index on Censorship.


Cover for: Fighting the laws that are silencing journalists

Slapps – or strategic lawsuits against public participation – are a type of legal action undertaken not to be won but to intimidate defendants into silence or inaction. A report by Index on Censorship calls for measures, including an anti-Slapp directive, to be put in place to protect journalists from vexatious legal threats and actions.

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