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Topic “source confidentiality”

Supreme Court Minister prohibits investigation of journalist and guarantees source confidentiality in Brazil

Minister Gilmar Mendes of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF, for its initials in Portuguese) granted an injunction that ensures that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald cannot be investigated for divulging information or for keeping source confidentiality. Read more »


Authorities raid Argentine news office and confiscate material


By Lucia Benavides

Argentine police have raided radio station and news website La Brújula 24 and confiscated journalistic materials. According to reports from the city of Bahía Blanca, in the Buenos Aires province, local police arrived at the news office with a court order signed by Federal Judge Santiago Ulipano Martinez. Read more »


Senate committee passes media shield bill to protect journalists, expands definition of “journalist”

The Free Flow of Information Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 13-5 vote. The objective of the bill, legislation known as a "shield law," is to protect journalists from being required to testify and reveal their confidential sources. Read more »


Peruvian Attorney General asks journalist to reveal his sources

The Attorney General of Peru has asked a journalist to reveal the source for his latest story, said the website Crónica Viva.  Carlos Ampuero Ferrerira, from the newspaper La Región, received the request from the Attorney General of the province of Maynas, added the website. Read more »


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