Guardian and Daily Mail editors unite to demand action over legal bullying of media


National newspaper editors from across the political spectrum have urged the U.K. government to crack down on intimidating legal tactics known as SLAPPs.

SLAPPs, which stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, refer to lawsuits targeting journalists, news organizations, whistleblowers or other groups putting out information in the public interest that are deemed meritless and being used to bully them into silence, including by dropping a story.

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