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NUJ hails significant SLAPPs ruling in Northern Ireland

The union has welcomed a judgment in favour of journalist Malachi O'Doherty, in "vexatious" defamation proceedings brought by Gerry Kelly MLA.

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UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition welcomes Wayne David MP’s Anti-SLAPP Bill

The Private Members’ Bill marks a “crucial milestone for the UK to stamp out all SLAPPs targeting public interest reporting.”

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06 Dec 2023
King’s speech must include standalone anti-SLAPP law

NUJ joins over 60 signatories in calling for urgent legislation to protect journalists.

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21 Sep 2023
NUJ welcomes creation of government-led UK SLAPPs taskforce

The union will represent members through its seat, noting the taskforce as a “significant step in tackling the scourge of strategic litigation aimed at crushing freedom of expression.”

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15 Sep 2023
Cadwalladr Court of Appeal decision a major blow to public interest journalism

The Court of Appeal has instructed journalist Carole Cadwalladr to pay costs in excess of £1m to multimillionaire Arron Banks.  

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19 May 2023
UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition welcomes end of Realtid case

NUJ joins media freedom organisations in urging UK government to introduce anti-SLAPP legislation, as Realtid case concludes.

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02 Mar 2023
Arron Banks loses two libel claim challenges in appeal case against Carole Cadwalladr

The court of appeal has upheld only one claim brought by multimillionaire Arron Banks over damage to his reputation from content in a TED talk.

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01 Mar 2023
UK government must take urgent action on SLAPPs

The NUJ has signed a letter to Dominic Raab calling for the adoption of an anti-SLAPP law.

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Model UK Anti-SLAPP law

The NUJ is supporting the model UK Anti-SLAPP law created by the UK Anti-SLAPP coalition.

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28 Nov 2022

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