SLAPP Proof: advocacy for freedom of expression and information

The Hellenic League for Human Rights and the investigative journalism group The Manifold announce the launch of the project “SLAPP Proof: Advocacy for Freedom of Expression and Information”.

SLAPP Proof comes in response to one of the main challenges in the rights field: the shrinking right to freedom of expression and information is being challenged by the increasingly widespread practice of SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). The project aims to develop a framework for protection against SLAPPs that will promote freedom of expression, support public participation and strengthen the rule of law in Greece through information, awareness raising and advocacy for protection against SLAPPs.

The project will implement research and documentation activities on the practice of SLAPPs, collect good practices, submit policy proposals and carry out awareness raising and sensitization activities.

The project will benefit both the individuals or groups directly affected by SLAPPs (e.g. journalists, human rights defenders, civil society organisations) and a wide range of organisations and professionals directly or indirectly involved in SLAPPs (institutions, journalists’ associations, lawyers, etc.).




The “SLAPP Proof” project is implemented in the framework of the BUILD programme by the Hellenic League for Human Rights as a project promoter and The Manifold as a partner. BUILD is co-funded by the European Union, through the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme, the Bodossaki Foundation and the Cyprus NGO Support Centre.

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