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Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, seen here in 2020, sued the publication Mississippi Today for defamation based on its Pulitzer Prize-winning report on a welfare scandal that implicated the governor. Mississippi Today has appealed a court decison asking it to turn over privileged information. (Photo: AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pulitzer-winning Mississippi Today appeals order to turn over confidential source material

Washington, D.C., June 11, 2024—A county judge’s order to Mississippi Today newspaper to turn over privileged documents in relation to a defamation lawsuit by the state’s former governor, Phil Bryant, against the nonprofit and three of its employees is a threat to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Mississippi Today appealed on…

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