Minimising Legal Risks in Investigative Journalism

Participation in this event is restricted to previous and current IJ4EU grantees of both support schemes (Investigation and Freelancer Support Scheme).

  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 12:30 – 14:00 CEST
  • Language: English
  • Location: Online, via Zoom
  • Registration required

During this workshop, ECPMF’s senior legal advisor, Flutura Kusari, will explore the main legal risks that journalists should be aware of and how to minimize them when conducting investigative journalism. She will provide an overview of the major legal dangers faced by journalists across Europe, including Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), and offer practical advice on what to do if sued and where to find information on available financial support available for journalists.

Participants will have the possibility to interact throughout the workshop and ask questions related to their own investigations.

Meet the trainer

Flutura Kusari, Senior Legal Advisor

Flutura leads ECPMF’s legal support programme which has supported hundreds of media workers across Europe. She also advocates with international organisations to improve legislation to defend freedom of expression. During the last decade, she has been engaged in building capacities of judges, prosecutors, police officers, and lawyers on freedom of expression across the Western Balkans. In addition, she advises journalists on pre- and post- publication legal matters such as defamation, access to information, contempt of court, and privacy. Flutura co-leads the Anti-SLAPP work at the European level as part of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) and as an expert for the European Union and Council of Europe. She holds a PhD in Media Law from Ghent University, Belgium.

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