How abusive lawsuits block accountability – and what we can do to fight back

This briefing from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at the intersection of the safety of journalists and anti-corruption.

As part of our Unsafe for Scrutiny project, the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) has started a new series of fortnightly articles focused on topics at the intersection of safety of journalists and anti-corruption. Our first guest contributor is Charlie Holt, Legal Counsel for Campaigns at Greenpeace International. He explains how abusive lawsuits against journalists, activists and others can prevent public scrutiny and accountability for a wide variety of abuse and corruption for years, if not decades. Holt also outlines what civil society coalitions in Europe and the US are doing to fight back.

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