Archive October 2007

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Winston-Salem Journal – Shield Law

Winston-Salem Journal
Oct. 22, 2007

President Bush says that he will veto a reporters' shield law if it ever comes to his desk. We're not surprised; his administration has been about as hostile to the concept of a free and independent press as ever this country has had.

Los Angeles Times – Don't just shield 'pro' journalists

Los Angeles Times
Oct. 20, 2007

THE House of Representatives this week took a long step toward protecting the American people's access to a free press when it overwhelmingly approved passage of a federal shield law that would prevent journalists from being compelled to revea

Reporter – Wisconsin lawmakers raise concerns about federal shield law

The Reporter, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Oct. 19, 2007

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Petri said a bill the House has overwhelmingly passed could make it more difficult for judges to force reporters to provide crucial evidence in court cases.

That's why the Fond du Lac Republican and

Press-Telegram – Approve the shield law

The life force of a democracy sometimes needs protection.

Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.
Oct. 21, 2007

Some wondered if this would ever happen, but the House of Representatives last week passed a bill that is close to the heart of a democracy because it he

Times Union – Fight for the shield

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
Oct. 18, 2007

Now that a federal shield law for reporters has gained momentum in Congress, President Bush is threatening a veto. Congressional leaders -- Republicans as well as Democrats -- must stand firm in the face of that threat, for the best of r

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram – Reporter's shield law protects the public, not just reporters

In some cases, media members should be allowed to protect a source's identity.

Portland (Maine) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Oct. 18, 2007

- A law that allows a reporter to promise confidentiality to a source sounds like something that would only be of

Knoxville News Sentinel – Shield law keeps press, U.S. free

The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 19, 2007

The U.S. House of Representatives got it right: It voted Tuesday to back the right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources in most federal court cases, saying that right is crucial to a free a

Times and Democrat – Bush should not derail shield law

The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.
Oct. 19, 2007

ISSUE: Federal shield law

OUR VIEW: Law necessary to ensure press can be watchdog

Despite overwhelming U.S. House approval, legislation that would strengthen the press' watchdog role over government m

Herald Bulletin – EDITORIAL: Federal shield law is necessary

The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.
Oct. 17, 2007

We believe: A federal shield law would help reporters do a better job of getting valuable information to citizens.

Tuesday's vote in the House of Representatives on the Free Flow of Information Act was a victory for

Stamford Times – Senate Committee to be applauded for shield law

The Stamford (Ct.) Times
Oct. 22, 2007

We have been slow to accept the need for a shield law to protect reporters, but events have a way of making you see the light. There was a time when such laws were looked upon as an intrusion into journalism by the government.

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