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British cops will be allowed to confiscate material from journalists
Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On February 15, 2013 @ 9:46 am In Big Brother,Tile | Comments Disabled
February 15, 2013
Police are set to be given new powers to seize confidential material from journalists.
In a worrying blow to Press freedom, the changes may also mean journalists will be forced to identify whistleblowers to the police.
Critics said the Home Office proposals, which follow recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson, would undermine investigative journalism and free speech.
It is feared that the changes will remove legal protections for anyone who releases material to reporters unless journalists can show their source did not breach confidentiality or act illegally.
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