Jeff German

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The legal battle to protect slain reporter Jeff German’s electronic devices–and why it’s so concerning for press freedom

A district judge last week barred police from accessing electronic devices used by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German before his fatal stabbing in September – but only for a while.  The measure was a preliminary injunction against searching German’s cellphone, hard drive, and computers, but a further ruling expected this week could authorize a…

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CPJ supports Las Vegas Review-Journal’s efforts to protect slain reporter’s unpublished source material

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2022 — The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday filed a motion to prevent law enforcement from accessing electronic devices and unreported source material obtained when they searched the home of slain reporter Jeff German as part of their murder investigation. “A murder investigation should not be used as a pretext to…

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Police arrest local official suspected of killing Las Vegas reporter Jeff German

New York, September 8, 2022–In response to news reports that police arrested a suspect in the killing of Las Vegas Review-Journal journalist Jeff German, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement on Thursday: “Las Vegas police have acted quickly in identifying and arresting a suspect in the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-Journal…

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Investigative journalist Jeff German killed outside Las Vegas home

New York, September 6, 2022—Las Vegas law enforcement should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Jeff German, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the morning of Saturday, September 3, German, a reporter for the…

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