Resisting attempts to silence public interest concerns: what’s in the toolbox to combat SLAPPs?
Whistleblowers face many different legal threats including defamation claims and ‘SLAPPs’ (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) – how can they counter them? What other tools can be used to enforce freedom of expression rights? How do we rebalance the power dynamic between the lone voice acting in the public interest and the might of a well-resourced organisation?
Protect council member Yvonne Cripps chairs a discussion with Jonathan Taylor, oil industry whistleblower ; Gavin Millar KC at Matrix Chambers; Meirion Jones the Former Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Charlie Holt the co-chair of the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition.