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SLAPPs: the Italian Case - Legal Resources

Strategic lawsuits threaten freedom of expression in Italy too: in this analysis, an overview of the situation, the threats, the chilling effect, and the bills currently under discussion in the Italian Parliament

Liability and jurisdictional issues in online defamation cases - Reports

Content published online in one state can produce effects on an unlimited number of persons. An allegedly defamatory statement can therefore be claimed to have produced damage in several states, which may result in complex international legal disputes

Italy: so much mafia, so little news. Report on the December 2018 joint fact-finding mission - Reports

A detailed description of the Italian system of protection for journalists, a survey among reporters under police protection, and an overview of proposals: this is the result of a fact-finding mission held in Italy by ECPMF with Ossigeno per l’Informazione and OBCT

Reducing Exposure to SLAPP Lawsuits: an Activist’s Guide - Manuals

In this booklet, prepared for the Protect the Protest task force by the Civil Liberties Defense Center, EarthRights International, the First Amendment Project, and Greenpeace USA, activists and journalist can find concrete help through comprehensive information, definitions, and questions about strategic lawsuits against public participation

SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation - Academic Sources

This article, published in 1989, originally presented with the additional title “Protecting Property or Intimidating Citizens”, contains the very first academic definition and study of SLAPPs, the lawsuits aimed at silencing freedom of expression