SLAPP

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CPJ welcomes call for EU directive against SLAPPs

February 22, 2018 10:08 AM ET

Brussels, February 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a call from members of the European Parliament on Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to introduce a new European Union directive to stop abusive lawsuits against critical...

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Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

July 20, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal...

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Big businesses attempt to muzzle critical reporting in India

October 7, 2014 1:20 PM ET

This month Keya Acharya is responding to a nine-page legal notice demanding she pay 1 billion rupees ($16.3 million) over her article on India's rose industry. Her legal troubles are a window on to a pattern of how big businesses...

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Free speech in India: Between the bullet, baton, and gavel

May 7, 2010 11:12 AM ET

Freedom of speech and expression in India is balanced precariously between the ever-present threat of direct, physical attacks from both security forces and social vigilante groups on the one hand, and the reassurance of protection from higher judicial authorities...

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Japanese press advocates face 50 lawsuits, broken ribs

March 9, 2010 5:24 PM ET

Kensuke Nishioka, 42, looked different from the other Japanese journalists I encountered in Tokyo during a February trip. Maybe it was the pink hair. “Don’t believe any journalist who says they’re at risk in Japan,” he declared, shrugging off the time, at...

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