Archive August 2008

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Times-Herald — Federal Shield Law

Now more than ever, we need a free media

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.
July 31, 2008

We've said it on this page more than once, and chances are we'll say it again: One of the cornerstones of our democracy is a free and independent media.

For a fr

Savannah Morning News — Shield law needed

Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
July 31, 2008

Georgia senators should stand up for a federal shield law for journalists and whistleblowers.

JOURNALISTS ARE neither police officers nor spies, and federal officials should not force them to act as either.

Yet the a

Advocate — Nationwide 'shield law' is best

The Advocate, Stamford, Conn.
July 31, 2008

Members of the U.S. Senate soon are expected to have the opportunity to cast a vote for freedom of the press. We trust they will do just that in overwhelming numbers.

A federal shield law, which would allow journalists t

Bradenton Herald — Shield law vital

Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
July 24, 2008

Imagine a country where the public's right to know about the inner workings of their government has become infringed, a country where whistleblowers fear coming forward because courts could force journalists to reveal their names, a count — Shield Them

Federal law needed to protect journalists and their sources, N.Y.
July 24, 2008

If Toni Locy had revealed the confidential government sources who told her about the government's identification of scientist Steven Hatfill as “a person of inter

Evansville Courier & Press — EDITORIAL: Right to know

The Issue: Senate may take up federal shield law.
Our View: Pass it now.

Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press
July 24, 2008

The U.S. Senate, by its inaction, has allowed federal prosecutors for too long to harass news reporters who endeavor to protect t

Washington Post — Time for the Shield

Federal legislation protecting journalists' sources is overdue for a Senate vote.

The Washington Post
July 24, 2008

APROPOSAL to protect reporters from having to reveal confidential sources passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin last ye

Winston-Salem Journal — Shield Law Needed

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal
July 25, 2008

The U.S. Senate ought to follow the House and pass a federal shield law. Then President Bush should sign it into law, finally realizing that protecting the free flow of information to the press protects that flow to us all.


Sun — Guarding the news

Our view: The Senate should act to protect journalists

The Sun, Baltimore
July 25, 2008

Over the last four years, more than 40 reporters have been in danger of being held in contempt of court to protect their confidential sources. Two reporters were

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