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The Paris office of Mediapart, pictured on February 4. The news website is refusing to allow police to search its office in connection to Mediapart's reporting on former presidential security officer Alexandre Benalla. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report

Berlin, February 4, 2019–The Paris prosecutor’s office should cease its attempts to search the offices of investigative news outlet Mediapart, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Mediapart reported that police and prosecutors attempted to search its office today as part of an investigation into the outlet’s reporting on the French president’s former top security officer…

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The Pescadores beach in Lima, in April 2018. Peruvian authorities are harassing two news outlets over their investigative reporting. (Reuters/Mariana Bazo)

CPJ calls for Peru to stop harassing news outlets over investigative reporting

New York, July 17, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Peruvian authorities to end their harassment of two news outlets. A government body issued summonses to the directors of news website IDL-Reporteros and the TV program “Panorama,” and the public prosecutor and police went to the offices of IDL-Reporteros to demand that it…

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Airplanes fly in formation in Santiago, Chile on March 3, 2017. The independent Santiago-based Center for Investigative Journalism on March 7 reported that Chilean police intercepted calls, as well as WhatsApp and Telegrammessages, between five journalists and their sources. (Reuters/Ivan Alvarado)

Chilean police accused of spying on journalists

Bogotá, March 12, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed its concern about reports that Chilean police spied on reporters as part of an intelligence operation in the southern La Araucanía region.

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A newspaper vendor display papers in downtown Bogota, on June 23, 2016. A Colombia court ordered a magazine based in the city to reveal its sources. (AFP/Guillermo Legaria)

Colombia’s Supreme Court orders magazine to reveal sources

Bogotá, Colombia, January 18, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Colombian Supreme Court ruling that forces a business magazine to reveal its sources and urges the court to overturn its decision on appeal.

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UK police monitored calls of Daily Mirror and Northern Echo journalists

New York, January 13, 2017–U.K. police used surveillance powers to monitor the phone calls of three journalists to try to reveal their sources in two separate stories, according to news reports.

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Senator Jeff Sessions at his attorney general confirmation hearing on January 10. Sessions was asked if he would commit to not jailing journalists. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty/AFP)

CPJ urges Sessions to commit to journalist protection if confirmed as attorney general

New York, January 11, 2016–In remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for attorney general yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions said he was unsure whether he would commit to following guidelines adopted by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2015 that make it harder, though not impossible, for the Department of Justice to subpoena journalists’…

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Travelers wait for a security check at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in November. Journalists traveling to the U.S. can face searches that can risk the confidentiality of their sources. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

Security risk for sources as US border agents stop and search journalists

French-American photojournalist Kim Badawi did not go home to Texas for Thanksgiving this year. He didn’t want to risk a repeat of November last year, when he says U.S. border security detained him at Miami airport and interrogated him in minute detail about his private life, political views, and journalistic sources.

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CPJ condemns detention of Kenyan journalist over protection of sources

Nairobi, November 10, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of John Ngirachu, the parliamentary editor of independent daily The Nation. Authorities arrested Ngirachu Tuesday evening and demanded that he reveal his sources for a report on alleged procurement irregularities by the interior ministry, journalists at The Nation and other Kenyan outlets told CPJ.…

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In Boston, journalist Moloney battles to protect sources

In December 2002, the U.N. Tribunal charged with prosecuting war crimes in the former Yugoslavia ruled that Washington Post reporter Jonathan Randal could not be compelled to provide testimony in the case of a Bosnian Serb official accused of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing.”If war correspondents were to be perceived as potential witnesses…

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Africa Analysis

Across Continent, Governments Criminalize Investigative Reporting By Mohamed Keita Across the continent, the emergence of in-depth reporting and the absence of effective access-to-information laws have set a collision course in which public officials, intent on shielding their activities, are moving aggressively to unmask confidential sources, criminalize the possession of government documents, and retaliate against probing…

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