Phone Records

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CPJ welcomes new US rules protecting journalists’ records

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2021 — In response to news reports today that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued new rules limiting federal prosecutors’ ability to obtain journalists’ phone and email records in government leak investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “This is a welcome first step in lessening the chilling…

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NYPD subpoenaed reporter’s phone records in leak case

New York, July 27, 2020 – The New York City Police Department should refrain from subpoenaing journalists’ phone records or other information that could reveal sourcing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 14, a New York-based freelance journalist who works for the Daily Mail received a letter stating that their phone records…

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A screen shot from a February 2018 Natalie Sedletska report for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Schemes investigative unit about Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko's secret Seychelles holiday.

Ukraine court grants prosecutors access to investigative reporter’s phone records

New York, September 4, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a Ukrainian court’s decision to grant the country’s prosecutor general’s office permission to access the phone records of Natalie Sedletska, a reporter, editor, and television presenter for Schemes, an investigative journalism project of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service.

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