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By Freddy Mayhew | 11 May 2016
Leaked internal emails have exposed Police Scotland’s unlawful attempts to access Sunday Mail journalists’ sources despite the nation’s police chief denying the incident to parliamentarians.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2016
The use of legislation brought in to fight terrorism and serious crime against journalists has seen the UK slip four places down the World Press Freedom Index.
Journalists confused after being told by Tory MPs that 'snooper's charter' will 'bolster protections' for sourcesBy Dominic Ponsford | 08 Apr 2016
Various Conservative MPs have repeated an apparent cut-and-paste response to concerns raised by journalists about the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Whistleblowers' charity says ancient offence used to prosecute journalists and their sources should be repealedBy Ciara Bottomley | 01 Apr 2016
From phone-hacking to parliamentary expenses, it’s fair to say that public trust in our institutions has taken a blow over the past few years.
By John Mersh | 16 Mar 2016
Deputy chief constable Neil Richardson OBE, who was second in command at Police Scotland when his force tried to unlawfully access journalists’ sources, has stepped down after 30 years of service.
'Snooper's charter' debate: Bill passes second reading but Labour says 'further work' needed to to protect journalists' sourcesBy John Reynolds | 16 Mar 2016
The Government needs to do “further work” on its so-called snooper’s charter bill to win the trust of journalists, according to Andy Burnham, the shadow home secretary of the Labour Party which yesterday rejected the bill in a House of Commons debate.
The Sun sides with Labour and urges MPs to reject 'snooper's charter' bill over concerns about journalists' sourcesBy Dominic Ponsford | 15 Mar 2016
The Sun today sided with the Labour Party and urged Conservative MPs to reject the Investigatory Powers Bill because it fails to protect journalists' sources.
By Dominic Ponsford | 11 Mar 2016
The National Union of Journalists has urged its members to write to their MPs ahead of the second reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill on 15 March.
Met chief Hogan-Howe: 'I can ask my officers to speak to journalists, but I can't order them to have trust'By William Turvill | 11 Feb 2016
He accepted issues have stemmed in part from the Leveson Inquiry, Operation Elveden and police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists' sources.
'Snoopers' charter' draft bill must go further to protect journalistic material – parliamentary committeeBy William Turvill | 09 Feb 2016
Laws to protect journalistic material are not "applied consistently" in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and should be improved on, a parliamentary inquiry has concluded.
Phone-hacking: For journalists it means a stretch in Belmarsh, for the police the punishment is nothingBy Dominic Ponsford | 05 Feb 2016
So if a journalist illegally listens to the voicemails of a celebrity they can expect dawn raids, years on bail, an Old Bailey trial and a stretch in Belmarsh.
Surveillance court awards zero compensation to Sun reporter after police illegally viewed his call recordsBy Dominic Ponsford | 04 Feb 2016
A Sun reporter whose phone records were illegally obtained by the Metropolitan Police has been granted no compensation by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
By Bill Goodwin | 02 Feb 2016
Journalist Nicky Hager was working in Auckland when the police raided his Wellington home.
By Dominic Ponsford | 22 Jan 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May has admitted that sometimes police may have been "a little over zealous" in their use of spying powers to uncover confidential journalistic sources.
By William Turvill | 20 Jan 2016
Appearing before the Independent Commission of Freedom of Information, the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) reserved particular criticism for requests asking about forces' use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to identify journalists' sources.
Liberty: Government must rewrite Investigatory Powers Bill to protect journalists after Miranda judgmentBy Dominic Ponsford | 20 Jan 2016
Civil rights group Liberty has said the Government needs to rewrite the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill in the light of a landmark press freedom court of appeal judgment yesterday.
Court of Appeal: Detention of David Miranda breached European law, new safeguards needed for journalistic materialBy Dominic Ponsford | 19 Jan 2016
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Met Police breached European Law when they datained the partner of a Guardian journalist for nine hours under the Terriorism Act.
Ireland could get Save Our Sources law after claims police watchdog grabbed journalists' phone recordsBy William Turvill | 19 Jan 2016
The prime minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, is reportedly considering changing the law in relation to journalists' phone records.
Irish police ombudsman accused of accessing two journalists' phone records to find source of Garda model death leaksBy William Turvill | 14 Jan 2016
According to the Irish Times, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) obtained the phone records after the friend of a deceased model, Katy French, complained about alleged police information leaks.
Journalists warned that 'snoopers' charter' bill is part of 'no privacy for us, no scrutiny for them' Government strategyBy Paul Charman | 13 Jan 2016
Journalists should challenge threats of a “new snoopers’ charter” contained in the Government’s draft investigatory powers bill, drawn up in part to fight terrorism, because it gives the state “a blank cheque” to spy on citizens and threatens investigative journalism.