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European Anti-SLAPP ConferenceOpening remarks by Roberta METSOLA, EP President, by Věra JOUROVÁ, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency and by Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ, Secretary General, the Council of Europe

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The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) are organising the European Anti-SLAPP Conference. Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) are legal threats and lawsuits used by powerful individuals and corporations to limit freedom of expression by intimidating and discouraging journalists from gathering and publishing information on public matters. In the last three years, civil society organisations in Europe joined forces to counter SLAPPs which resulted in the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of Europe responding and countering such threats with concrete initiatives.

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