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Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/05/2013

Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Associated Press said on Monday the U.S. government secretly seized telephone records of AP offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012, describing the acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations.
AP Chief Executive Gary Pruitt, in a letter posted on the agency's website, said the AP was informed last Friday that the Justice Department gathered records for more than 20 phone lines assigned to the news agency and its reporters.
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters," Pruitt said in the letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder.
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"Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/associated-press-says-u-s-government-seized-journalists-phone-records