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[Opinion] Journalist associations call for action against SLAPP proceedings

In recent months, judicial attacks on the freedom of expression of journalists, activists and NGOs have multiplied in France and represent a serious threat to public debate and democracy. These proceedings take place while the European Union has begun to work on a proposed directive to combat SLAPP proceedings. The petitioners highlight the importance of this directive and call on France to give it clear and ambitious support.


An opinion piece published in Le Monde on Tuesday 27 May, signed by Sherpa, and more than 100 NGOs and journalists.  

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