UK Whistleblowers and Press 'Threatened by Proposed New Police Powers'
Posted: 2/14/2013  |  By: Vikram Dodd | The Guardian
The government is proposing to make it easier for the police to seize confidential material from journalists, it emerged on Wednesday night. Legal experts warned that the plans risked trampling on long-standing protections from the state.

The Home Office said it accepted recommendations from Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into the media for consultation over changes to laws governing police demands for material from news organizations and reporters.