A video conceived and directed by Désirée Klain, representative of the journalists association Articolo21 for the region Campania, with the collaboration to the script by Paola Rosà of OBCT. It is meant as a tool of understanding, dissemination, awareness raising

Every year hundreds of journalists, bloggers, activists, human rights defenders are victims of SLAPPs in Italy, in Europe, all over the world. SLAPPs, strategic lawsuits against public participation are known in Italy as a democratic emergency. The 6th edition of the journalism festival www.imbavagliati.it presents the video as part of a national and international campaign against vexatious lawsuits.

This video collects a mosaic of voices: journalists from Italy like Federica Angeli, Antonella Napoli, Nello Trocchia, the Austrian author Alexander Schiebel, the German activist Karl Bär from Munich, Charlie Holt Greenpeace legal counsel, the lawyer Nicola Canestrini, Sarah Clarke of Article 19 and the President of the Italian Journalists Union Giuseppe Giulietti.


This publication was produced within the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), co-funded by the European Commission. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.