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Tapping of reporter's phone highlights need for more protection of sources in proposed law

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders urges French legislators to reinforce a proposed new law on the confidentiality of journalists' sources following a Le Monde report that the police and judicial authorities tapped the phone one of its journalists, Gérard Davet, in March 2009. “Le Monde's revelation of yet another case of spying on reporters should serve as a reminder to legislators of the need to provide much more protection for journalists' sources in the proposed law that a National Assembly (...)

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