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How law and technology meet at U.S. borders

The following is a CPJ Blog post by Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security:

Border crossings have long posed a risk for journalists. In many nations, reporters and photographers alike have been subjected to questioning and having their electronic devices searched, if not also copied. But more recently, protecting electronically stored data has become a greater concern for journalists, including those who are U.S. citizens, upon entering or leaving the United States.

"This is an issue in the U.S., but it is just a fraction of what journalists are facing in countries around the world," Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director of Free Press, a U.S.-based media reform organization, told CPJ.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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