A “great victory” for worldwide journalism has been scored following the quashing of an arrest warrant against two documentary makers, their director has said.
Two arrested documentary makers have retrieved a vast haul of journalistic and personal material unlawfully seized by police, and called for senior officers to be held to account.
A criminal investigation into two journalists arrested over confidential material they aired in a documentary has been dropped.
A haul of journalistic documents and equipment that police inappropriately seized from two documentary makers are available for them to reclaim, a court has heard.
Police have been ordered to return vast amounts of documents seized from two journalists arrested for airing confidential material in a documentary.
Two journalists arrested for airing confidential material in a documentary have told police to drop the case after judges indicated their warrants will be quashed.
A police state-style arrest operation was launched against two journalists after confidential material was aired in a documentary, a barrister has said.
Two Belfast reporters arrested in connection with a documentary exposing police collusion have hit out at the “irony” of the UK Government championing press freedom.
The decision to arrest two Belfast reporters should send a chilling message to investigative journalists, it has been claimed.