4th International Press Freedom Seminar: Combating SLAPPs against journalists

12 December 2022 – De Krook, Ghent, Belgium


9:00-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:25 Welcome

Prof. dr. Sarah Van Leuven (Ghent University)

9:25-9:40 Initiatives concerning the protection of journalists in Belgium
Vincent Van Quickenborne (Minister of Justice)

9:40-10:20 Keynote: Anti-SLAPP initiatives at European Union and Council of Europe level
Em. Prof. dr. Dirk Voorhoof (Ghent University and Legal Human Academy)

10:20-10:40 Coffee break
10:40-11.15 Testimonials

Matthew Caruana Galizia (Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation)
Karl van den Broeck (Apache)
11:15-11:50 Panel: Supporting journalists facing SLAPPs
Moderator: Dr. Ingrida Milkaite (Ghent University)
Pia Lindholm (DG Justice)
Charlie Holt (Greenpeace)
Charlotte Michils (VVJ)
Olivier Sasserath (MVVP)
11:50-12:00 Concluding remarks

Prof. dr. Eva Lievens (Ghent University)

Participation is free, but registration is required
To register, please fill in the form at the following link before 1 December: