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6 Oct 2021

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EU: Commission launches consultation for anti-SLAPPs Directive

EU action against abusive litigation (SLAPP) targeting journalists and rights defenders

The initiative aims to protect journalists and human rights defenders in strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP). These are lawsuits lodged against such people to prevent them from informing the public and reporting on matters of public interest.

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Roadmap

FEEDBACK: OPEN

Feedback period 04 October 2021 - 01 November 2021  (midnight Brussels time)

The Commission would like to hear your views.

This roadmap is open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules...

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