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    How to protect yourself from legal risks while reporting

    Documents add detail and confirm newsworthy information in your reporting process. These records might include anything from a photograph to a computer hard drive to internal documents belonging to a company or government entity.

    When you come into possession of such items, you should know what legal issues you could face if you access, retain or use those materials. Here are a few ways to minimize your risk of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution when acquiring documents and other property for newsgathering purposes.

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