UK reporter won't be prosecuted for hack leaksReported by SeattlePI.com on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 (on May 29, 2012)
UK reporter won't be prosecuted for hack leaks
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Updated 09:52 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Tuesday they won't press charges against a Guardian journalist and her suspected police source over leaks about the country's high-profile phone hacking investigation. The decision closes a sensitive case which has tested already strained relations between Britain's media and its largest police force, both of whom are struggling to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal which erupted last year after revelations that journalists at the News of the World tabloid routinely hacked voicemails. Hill, who has produced a string of exclusives surrounding the phone hacking investigation, said in a statement that implicating her in the investigation had been a "disproportionate response" from authorities and a "sinister attempt to chill public-interest journalism."
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