Publication Date: November 2021
Research and Editorial Team: Ton van den Brandt

The report gives an overview of different kinds of abuse of the law, in which media workers are targeted.

An introduction resumes OSCE principles and commitments on legal safety of media, looking back at previous statements and decision to tackle SLAPPs and several abuses.

A general distinction between public law and private law helps identifying the most worrying cases of intimidation and chilling effect against journalists.

The summary of recommendations to Member States is a very comprehensive picture of support tools and preventive measures.


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