I'm the UK-Ireland Project Director at Blueprint for Free Speech, working on a range of freedom of expression issues. I'm particularly interested in how digital speech intersects with the criminal law and at the moment I spent a lot of time thinking about whistleblowing and SLAPPs. Based in London.
SLAPP suits (strategic lawsuits against public participation) are nuisance lawsuits designed to get journalists, activists, historians, whistleblowers and others to keep quiet. This kind of lawfare isn't new, but there is an increasing focus on the issue in Europe, with new legislation coming. Here's where you find out more.