Journalism

New York Times Reporters File FOIA Lawsuit Over Being Questioned at Airport on Way to Turkey

Want to know if they were being targeted for special scrutiny

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Two reporters for The New York Times have sued the Department of Homeland Security after they were questioned at an airport as they headed to overseas assignments.

The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Writers Mac William Bishop and Christopher Chivers said in the lawsuit that employees of the department responsible for securing U.S. borders subjected them to questioning last May as they prepared to board an international flight.

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