Month: June 2019

Search warrants against Loughinisland journalists quashed by High Court in Northern Ireland in vindication of press freedom and source protection rights

In August 2018 the Police Service of Northern Ireland was granted four warrants at a closed hearing before a judge in Belfast to search the homes and offices of investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney.  Huge quantities of their confidential journalistic material were seized, including on their computers and mobile phones. The journalists were also […]