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Phone hacking: Journalists must not be forced to reveal sources, Attorney General is urged

September 23, 2023 by admin in News

The Metropolitan Police is seeking a court order under the act - intended to protect national security - that would compel a newspaper to hand over documents relating to the News International phone-hacking scandal.

The police force’s move prompted a growing political backlash, and was widely criticised at the Liberal Democrat conference in Birmingham yesterday.

Don Foster, the party’s spokesman on media issues, told a fringe meeting that Mr Grieve should use his “discretion” as the Government’s chief law officer to stop the Met using the Act against The Guardian.

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