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United States - Seizure of AP phone records condemned as “grave violation”

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an “extremely grave violation of freedom of information.” The DOJ notified the AP in an email on 10 May that it had obtained the records of calls made from 20 of the news agency's phone lines during April and May 2012. The email did specify the DOJ's reasons for seizing them or the legal grounds on which they were seized. But the purpose was presumably to (...)

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