Confidential Sources

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Trump administration says it is pursuing 3 times as many leak investigations as predecessor

August 4, 2017 2:04 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2017--Relaxing U.S. government guidelines to make it easier for investigators to subpoena journalists and their records would have a chilling effect on press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

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Bangladeshi embassies told to monitor journalists traveling abroad

May 19, 2017 3:35 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017--The Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry should immediately and publicly rescind its instructions to the country's embassies to monitor journalists traveling abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tunisian security forces interrogate news website cofounder

May 15, 2017 5:29 PM ET

Officers from the Tunisian National Guard's Central Investigation Brigade interrogated Sami Ben Gharbia, the cofounder of the independent news website Nawaat, for six hours on May 3, 2017, demanding that he reveal the sources of an April 24 article...

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Quebec police say they monitored journalist's phone records

April 28, 2017 1:12 PM ET

The chief of police for the central Canadian province of Quebec on April 10, 2017, acknowledged that provincial police had in 2012 monitored the phone records of Nicolas Saillant, a journalist with the newspaper Le Journal de Québec....

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Police search Brazilian blogger's devices in morning raid

March 24, 2017 12:57 PM ET

São Paulo, March 24, 2017--A police search of Brazilian blogger Carlos Eduardo Cairo Guimarães' residence and electronic devices to uncover the sources for a story he had published was an alarming violation of journalists' right to protect their sources,...

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CPJ urges Cameroonian President Paul Biya to free radio journalist Ahmed Abba

January 31, 2017 2:18 PM ET

CPJ urges Cameroonian President Paul Biya to instruct military prosecutors to drop charges against Ahmed Abba--a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's Hausa-language service who has been jailed for 18 months--so that he can be released without further delay. The journalist's trial before a military tribunal is scheduled to resume on February 2.

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Canadian court sets troubling precedent for press freedom

April 4, 2016 3:17 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2016 - A Canadian court's decision compelling a journalist to hand over private communications he had with a source sets a negative precedent for press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan editors arrested for refusing to reveal a source

January 8, 2016 4:16 PM ET

Ugandan police on January 8, 2016, released two Ugandan editors after holding them without contact with the outside world for 24 hours for failing to reveal the source for a photograph published in their respective publications....

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CPJ examines press freedom under Obama

September 30, 2013 4:33 PM ET

Upcoming report looks at leak investigations and surveillanceNew York, September 30, 2013-- The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first comprehensive report on press freedom conditions in the United States. Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and now the Weil Family...

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