​​​​​​Pia Lindholm

Pia Lindholm, Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice in Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission Pia Lindholm works as a Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice in Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission. She studied law in Helsinki and London and economics in Brussels and trained as a judge… Continue reading ​​​​​​Pia Lindholm

​​​​​​Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia Team, ARTICLE 19 Sarah Clarke joined ARTICLE 19 in January 2019 as Head of the Europe and Central Asia team, defending the human rights to freedom of expression and information in the region. Between 2012 and 2018, she led PEN International’s policy and advocacy work, overseeing its engagement… Continue reading ​​​​​​Sarah Clarke

​​​​​​Stefan Schennach

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Stefan Schennach, Rapporteur on “Countering SLAPPs: An Imperative for the Democratic Society,” Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media – Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Austria, SOC) twitter: @stefanschennach

Tiemo Wölken

Tiemo Wölken, Member of the European Parliament (SPD-S&D), JURI Rapporteur on the Anti-SLAPPs Directive Tiemo Wölken is a politician from northern Germany. He has been active in local politics since 2003 in his home region. He holds a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Hull, England. Since 2016, he has been a lawyer,… Continue reading Tiemo Wölken

​​​​​​Susan Coughtrie

Susan Coughtrie, Project Director, Foreign Policy Centre (United Kingdom) Susan Coughtrie is Deputy Director at the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC), leading the Unsafe for Scrutiny project, which examines risks and threats to journalists investigating financial crime and corruption. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the UK anti-SLAPP Coalition, established in January 2021, and lead… Continue reading ​​​​​​Susan Coughtrie

​​​​​​Tom Gibson

​​Tom Gibson, Committee to Protect Journalists Tom Gibson joined the Committee to Protect Journalists in January 2017 and is CPJ’s lead advocate in Brussels covering the institutions of the European Union. Between 2014 and 2016, Gibson managed Protection International’s Burundi and Congo desks, advocating for stronger state accountability for the protection of human rights defenders and… Continue reading ​​​​​​Tom Gibson

Charlie Holt

Charlie Holt, Legal Counsel Campaigns, Greenpeace Charlie Holt works as legal counsel for campaigns at Greenpeace International, where he leads the organisation’s SLAPP resilience strategy. Until 2019 his work focused on the US, where he worked on two aggressive large-scale SLAPPs targeting Greenpeace and helped set up the anti-SLAPP coalition Protect the Protest. He is… Continue reading Charlie Holt

Flutura Kusari

Flutura Kusari, Senior Legal Advisor, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom Flutura Kusari leads the legal support programme and advocates with international organisations to improve legislation to defend freedom of expression. In addition, she advises journalists on pre- and post- publication legal matters such as defamation, access to information, contempt of court, and privacy.… Continue reading Flutura Kusari

Maria Ordzhonikidze

Maria Ordzhonikidze, Director, Justice for Journalists Maria designed and managed a number of public awareness, advocacy, human rights, and crisis management campaigns. She is a sociologist and security specialist. She authors research and articles, speaks and teaches on subjects including sociological and political trends, freedom of speech, international relations, and security. Maria is a frequent… Continue reading Maria Ordzhonikidze

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Matthew Caruana Galizia, Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation Matthew Caruana Galizia is the director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation. He worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), developing the technology that enabled major investigations such as “Panama Papers” and “Paradise Papers.” In 2018, Matthew left ICIJ to continue working on the case around… Continue reading Matthew Caruana Galizia