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Swiss court orders journalist to testify against source

A Swiss court has ordered a journalist to testify against his source in a drug dealer case that was published on the Swiss German-language daily, Basler Zeitung in October 2012. According to Article 28a of the Swiss Penal Code, journalists and media organisations have the right to protect their sources.


Swiss court rules search of journalist's home "illegal"

A swiss court has ruled the police search and seizure of journalist Ludovic Rocchi's computer equipment and notebooks illegal. Rocchi has been instrumental in exposing bad practice and suspected plagiarism at the University of Neuchâtel, and currently faces charges of defamation and slander.

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