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New anti-SLAPP website launched by Asina Loyiko campaign

October 21, 2020

On 20 October 2020, the Asina Loyiko campaign launched its new website to serve as a resource and connection hub for activists confronted by SLAPP suits (strategic litigation against public participation) and other uses of the law to discourage and silence activism and free speech. The collaborative Asina Loyiko: United Against Corporate Bullying* campaign, launched in 2019,... continued

Join a webinar launch of Asina Loyiko anti-SLAPP website

October 19, 2020

You are invited to the launch of the Asina Loyiko Website! Please join us for the launch and webinar featuring local and international experts and a keynote address by local hero and activist, Nonhle Mbuthuma of the Amadiba Crisis Committee. RESISTING CORPORATE BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION Around the world, human rights activists are subjected to immense... continued

Environmental defenders and activists in court against SLAPP suits

June 9, 2020

Today, environmental attorneys and community activists will be defending a defamation matter known as a SLAPP suit where damages amounting to a total amount of R14,25 million is being claimed by controversial Australian mining company, Mineral Resources Commodities (MRC) and its local subsidiary, MSR. The mining company, its CEO Mark Caruso and local director, Zamile... continued

Activists unite against corporate censorship and bullying

May 28, 2019

Today, civil society organisations officially launched a new joint advocacy campaign in Cape Town known as Asina Loyiko: United Against Corporate Bullying. The campaign comes in response to the growing number of corporations, both in South Africa and globally, who use a tactic termed “SLAPP suits” – Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation – to silence... continued