Viola von Cramon

Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Irena Guidikova

Head of the Democratic Institutions and Freedoms Department, Council of Europe

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Director, The 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,

Shannon Maguire

USAID Shannon Maguire jest starszą doradczynią ds. mediów w Biurze Europy i Eurazji USAID, gdzie nadzoruje kilka regionalnych programów rozwoju mediów i doradza w sprawach wyzwań w sektorze niezależnych mediów w  regionie.

Rade Djuric

Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS)   Legal adviser and researcher of the problem of SLAPPs in Serbia.

Stevan Dojčinović

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) A regional editor for the Balkans at the OCCRP. He is editor in chief of the Serbian online investigative portal Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK). The winner of the 2019 Knight International Journalism Award.

Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias

Polish Academy of Science (PAN)   Assistant professor at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Scholarship holder of Yale, Cambridge and Hebrew University. Expert of the Council of Europe in the field of anti-discrimination law.

Flutura Kusari

Senior Legal Advisor, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)   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

Maja Sever

President, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)   With almost three decades of experience, Sever built her career in the Croatian public television HRT, where she hosted the programme “Hrvatska uživo” for 13 years. Since 2019, she has led the Union of Croatian Journalists (SNH) and

Anna Wójcik

The Wiktor Osiatyński Archive   Anna Wójcik is a researcher at the Constitutional Law and European Studies Department of the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw). She is co-founder of the rule of law monitoring projects: The Wiktor Osiatyński Archive

Susan Coughtrie

UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition Susan Coughtrie serves as the 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

Mari Kapanadze

Director, Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) Mari Kapanadze is a Human Rights Lawyer currently serving as the Director of the Civil and Political Rights Program at the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI). For more than a decade, Mari Kapanadze has been monitoring media freedom, freedom of expression,

Indrė Makaraitytė

Lithuanian National Television and Radio (LRT) Indrė Makaraitytė is a senior journalist and Head of the Investigative Board at LRT. Her extensive journalist experience includes coverage of several critical topics such as political funding, corruption, and the proliferation of disinformation networks, particularly those linked to

Tadeusz Kowalski

National Broadcasting Council (KRiT)   Economist, media expert, and university lecturer. Doctor of Political Science (1985), Doctor of Humanities in the field of political science (1998), Professor at the University of Warsaw (2004). He is a co-author of the first Broadcasting Act of 1992. Since

Marek Frąckowiak

President of the chamber of press publishers (Izba Wydawców Prasy)

Maciej Samul

Board member TVN S.A. Group Senior Vice President - TVN News, TVN24 Editor-in-Chief, 'Fakty' Editor-in-Chief

Charlie Holt

Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) Charlie Holt works as legal counsel for campaigns at Greenpeace International, where he leads the organization's SLAPP resilience strategy. He is working on building SLAPP resilience in Europe through the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE). In addition, he

Marcin Mrowicki

Ministry of Justice Marcin Mrowicki is a human rights lawyer currently serving as the Deputy Director of the Legislative Department of Criminal Law. He holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw, specialising in Human Rights Protection and European Law. Previously he

Wojciech Cieśla

Editor-in-chief, Fundacja Reporterów Wojciech Cieśla is the co-founder and chairman of Fundacja Reporterów. Co-founder and editor-in-chief at Frontstory. An investigative journalist with 25 years of experience (Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik, Newsweek). Co-founder and member of the international journalists' collective Investigate Europe.

Agnieszka Jedrzejczyk

journalist, Agnieszka Jędrzejczyk is a journalist for and the author of the series "On Target," documenting SLAPPs in Poland from 2016 to 2023. This series sheds light on the government's pressure on citizens to silence their voices on public issues. Her work in

Roman Imielski

Deputy editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza Roman Imielski is the first deputy editor-in-chief of "Gazeta Wyborcza". Former head of the political and foreign departments of "Gazeta Wyborcza," editorial secretary, editor-in-chief of, author of numerous articles on Polish politics, Russia, Ukraine, the European Union, and transatlantic relations.

Simone Benazzo

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre of Study of Politics   Simone is a PhD student in political science and a teaching assistant at the Center for the Study of Politics (CEVIPOL) at the ULB. His research deals with journalistic resistance in the autocratising regimes of the

Łukasz Religa

The editor-in-chief, Portal Kujawski Łukasz Religa serves as the editor-in-chief of Portal Kujawski. He is the author of a complaint to the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection regarding the issuing the media of local "authorities".

Brygida Grysiak

Deputy editor-in-chief, TVN24   Brygida Grysiak is the deputy editor-in-chief of TVN24, and editor responsible for standards and best journalistic practices in the TVN News Department. She has been associated with TVN24 since the station was created. She has worked both as a reporter and

Paula Skalnicka

The editor-in-chief of local editions, Gazeta Wyborcza Paula Skalnicka has been associated with "Gazeta Wyborcza" since 1997. For many years, she has been covering topics related to the healthcare system, social issues, crime, local government, and politics. In 2012, she became the editor-in-chief of the

David Kaye

David Kaye is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and the former UN Special Rapporteur on freedom expression. He is the 2023-2024 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Public International Law at Lund University, Sweden, and the U.S. Independent Expert to the Venice Commission.

Joanna Szymańska

Acting Head, ARTICLE 19 Europe Joanna Szymańska joined ARTICLE 19 in 2016, where she focuses on issues related to freedom of speech in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia – including media freedom, civil space, and digital rights. She is an experienced project officer,

Karolina Gierdal

PatFOX Initiative expert An attorney and coordinator of the Legal Group at Lambda Warsaw Association, formerly coordinator of the Legal Group at Campaign Against Homophobia, member of the LGBT+ Lawyers initiative, member of the anti-repression collective SZPIL(A) organizing, coordinating, and providing legal assistance to socially

Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska

Senior Advisor, Prague Civil Society Centre Dominika  Bychawska-Siniarska is an experienced human rights lawyer. She has previously worked at the European Court of Human Rights and has been the director of the Media Freedom Observatory at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights since 2008. She

Paweł Czajkowski

Director of Legal Affairs and Public Policy, Agora Vice President of the Board of the Repropol Journalists and Publishers Association and the Union of Private Media Employers. Paweł Czajkowski is a specialist in intellectual property law, press law, and judicial and regulatory proceedings, with over

Patrycja Maciejewicz

Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza   Patrycja Maciejewicz is vice head of the business desk at Gazeta Wyborcza with twenty years of experience in the media industry. She is an alumna of Leadership Academy for Poland. She is a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study

Zuzanna Nowicka

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights   Zuzanna Nowicka is a lawyer at the Freedom of Speech Program of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University, specializing in law.

Rafał Remont The editor-in-chief of the He has been involved in the media industry for 22 years, specialising in investigative journalism in local media in the West Pomeranian region. For nearly 6 years, he fought for freedom of speech in court as a result of

Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz

Undersecretary of State Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz is a human rights lawyer, an attorney-at-law, formerly an advocate. From 2021 to 2023, she served as the president of the ClientEarth Lawyers for the Earth Foundation. From 2015 to 2021, she was the main coordinator for strategic legal proceedings

Jarosław Mazanek

The editor-in-chief, Gazeta Myszkowska Publisher and journalist with many years of experience. While still a student, he founded the Powiatowy Tygodnik Gazeta Myszkowska. The counties were created later. In 2009, he established the second weekly newspaper Kurier Zawierciański and the portals and

Adam Bodnar

Minister of Justice, Prosecutor General   Adam Bodnar is a Polish lawyer, academic, and politician. He holds a habilitation degree in law and previously served as the Commissioner for Human Rights. From 2006 to 2020, he taught at the Faculty of Law and Administration at