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Reporter Shield Law

Controlling the Flow: Thoughts on the Free Flow of Information Act

Tricia Todd | Posted 11.14.2013 | Media
Tricia Todd

Selectively protecting some journalists, and not journalism as a whole, is detrimental to democracy and civil society. Why then do the majority of American mainstream media resources support this Act?

Senators Trying To Narrow Media Shield Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government's surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal sh...

Dem, Republican Team Up To Help Reporters

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday pressed forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidel...

Aaron Sankin

California Takes Big Step For First Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.26.2013 | San Francisco

In the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of phone records from the Associated Press as part of a leak in...

Zach Carter

McConnell Defends White House On AP Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday appeared to defend the Obama administration's controversial leak investigation ...

White House's Revival Of Shield Bill Met With Skepticism

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

Journalists reacted with some skepticism to the White House's announcement on Wednesday that it was seeking to enact a new federal shield law to boost...

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...