Journalist Shield Law
Kurt Wimmer, counsel for the Newspaper Association of America, talked about the the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, being sponsored… read more
Kurt Wimmer, counsel for the Newspaper Association of America, talked about the the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, being sponsored by bipartisan members of Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The bill would protect journalists from fines and jail time when they refuse to name confidential sources unless federal officials make their case in court. He explained existing similar protections for journalists and recent federal investigations of journalists at the Associated Press and Fox News.
A video clip was shown of President Obama speaking in favor of a journalists' shield law on May 23, 2013. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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