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Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Portugal

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2007
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Portugal, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56764c.html [accessed 1 August 2014]
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Lisbon police raided the daily 24 Horas, seizing journalists' computers and office files, after the newspaper published several articles on a child sex abuse scandal, according to Agence France-Presse and other news organizations. According to those reports, authorities conducted the February 15 search in an effort to identify the paper's sources. On April 26, the Lisbon Appeals Court rejected the newspaper's bid to bar police from examining the journalists' seized computers, according to Sindicato dos Journalistas, a Lisbon-based press organization.

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