Subpoena

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CPJ calls on Biden administration to create protections to prevent subpoenas of reporters’ records

June 11, 2021President Joseph R. BidenThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Sent via email Dear President Biden, The Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-governmental organization that defends global press freedom, is writing to express grave concern about the use of secret subpoenas by your predecessor’s Justice Department to obtain reporters’ communication records. We…

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Idaho attorney files subpoena for testimony of reporter Nate Eaton

Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a subpoena ordering an Idaho reporter to testify in court, and called on the state’s judiciary not to enforce such an order. Yesterday, Nate Eaton, the news director at the local website EastIdahoNews.com, posted on Twitter an image of a…

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CPJ calls on Biden administration to commit to source protection in wake of Washington Post subpoena revelations

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Biden administration to make public why the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump secretly subpoenaed journalists’ phone records, and to commit to respecting journalist and source relationships.  The Justice Department secretly obtained call records from April 15, 2017, to…

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US immigration agency subpoenas BuzzFeed News, seeking information on source

Editors’ Note: In a December 9 email to CPJ following the publication of this article and BuzzFeed News’ refusal to comply with the subpoena, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson said, “ICE will not enforce the summons and will pursue the investigation through other channels.” Washington, D.C., December 8, 2020 – U.S. Immigration and Customs…

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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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