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Bureau wins landmark press freedom case at the European Court of Human Rights | TBIJ

The UK government has violated the freedom of the press, the European Court of Human Rights ruled today following a four year case brought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

In a significant win, which has major implications for the UK government, the ECHR in Strasbourg ruled that mass surveillance by GCHQ and other intelligence agencies without adequate safeguards to protect the freedom of the press is unlawful.

The case, will force the government to review how it intercepts journalists’ communications and to put better safeguards in place to ensure that a journalist can continue to properly protect their sources.

Source: Bureau wins landmark press freedom case at the European Court of Human Rights — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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