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Belfast journalists say police searches have affected their lives

Belfast journalists say their lives have been affected by 'inappropriate' search warrants
Belfast journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested in August 2018 over the suspected theft of confidential files. The journalists had been working on a documentary about the Loughinisland attack in 1994. A court ruling has since been made that the search warrants issued against them had been "inappropriate", and the police have dropped any action against them. The issue of press freedom is being discussed at a global conference in London, and the UK ranks 33rd out of 180 countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

Press freedom: why has India dropped in the world rankings?

Sagarika Ghose explains why India is a tough environment for journalists.
India has fallen two places in the annual World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.  Sagarika Ghose, the consulting editor of The Times Of India, says press freedom in India is in a state of crisis.  London has hosted a global press freedom conference to discuss the issue.