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Susan Coughtrie

Project Director

Susan Coughtrie joined the FPC as a member of staff in July 2020 as Project Director for a new project called “Unsafe for scrutiny: How journalists around the world investigating financial crimes in UK jurisdictions face risks to their freedom and security from vexatious lawsuits (SLAPP) to violence”. Previously a Research Fellow at the FPC, she undertakes a variety of consultancy work and is an advisor to the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Until December 2018, Susan spent seven years at ARTICLE 19 where she developed projects across the Eurasia region on topics including safety of journalists, access to information, restrictions to freedom of expression online and countering hate speech. She also serves on the committee for the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS).

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Unsafe for Scrutiny: Examining the pressures faced by journalists uncovering financial crime and corruption around the world

Report highlights UK's role as top international source of legal threats to journalists


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