Erik Bierbauer/CPJ Guest Blogger
Erik Bierbauer is a counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.
Fighting abusive litigation against journalists
CPJ and others who defend the rights of journalists are rightly alarmed when public officials and other powerful figures instigate baseless criminal prosecutions that can send journalists to prison and force them to pay heavy fines. A case pending in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Fontevecchia & D’Amico vs. Argentina, shows how abusive civil litigation…