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Brazil - Court threat to confidentiality of journalists' sources

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A federal court in São José do Rio Preto (in São Paulo state), has given the police permission to obtain details of calls made by reporter Allan de Abreu from his personal phones and from his newspaper, Diário da Região, in order to identify his source for a leak about a police operation in 2011. Abreu is being prosecuted for violating the secrecy of a police investigation into alleged corruption involving employees of the labour ministry's regional office in São José do Rio Preto. He has always (...)

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