Archive July 2007

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle — Pass shield law

Congress should finally stop the targeting of reporters

Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
May 24, 2007

The story of the filthy, vermin-invested warrens at the Walter Reed military hospital awoke Congress and the nation to the need for reform in the car

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle — Safeguard right of journalists to shield identity of sources

Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
May 24, 2007
Essay by Rep. Slaughter, N.Y.

With the birth of our nation came a government that was designed to be open and transparent to the people it served and one that would be held accountable for its actions. America's Found

Arizona Republic — Reporter shield law necessary

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
May 29, 2007

New York Times reporter Judith Miller spent three months in jail. Her crime? She refused to reveal the name of a confidential source to a federal prosecutor who already had the information.

Rhode Island TV reporter Jim Ta

Alameda Times-Star — Finally, a set of rules for America's watchdogs

Alameda (Calif.) Times-Star (an edition of The Oakland Tribune)
June 20, 2007

CONGRESS HAS an opportunity this year to finally enact a federal shield law, named the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2007," governing the circumstances under which reporters and members of the m

Tribune-Democrat — Federal shield law for journalists long overdue

The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.
June 22, 2007

By Clay Calvert

We’ve heard a great deal – and learned some hard lessons – recently about the combustible combination of journalists, jail and protecting information, including confidential sources and w

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — The company we keep

Journalists increasingly practice their craft under threat of federal subpoena. It's time to give prosecutors a brighter line to follow.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 5, 2007

It's a distinction that Burma, Cuba and North Korea - as well as the United States

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