Shamima Begum: journalists will not have to hand over notes

Judge rules in favour of media as police look to build possible prosecution of ‘Isis bride’

Journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum will not be forced to hand over their notes to counter-terrorism investigators, as police look to build a potential prosecution of the young “Isis bride”.

UK authorities had applied for orders forcing the BBC, ITN, Sky News and the Times to hand over unused notes and footage from their interviews with Begum, one of the teenagers who ran away from east London to join Islamic State in 2015.

Continue reading…

Scroll Up