Senate Wants Law Shielding Corporate Journalists

WP Writers Group

edublogs-plagiarism-2dzdx7c-150x150 Just another attempt to put damper on alternative media, bloggers, and citizen journalists
‘New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said today the Senate has the votes to pass a bill that will protect corporate journalists from court issued demands to reveal their sources. The White House, Democrats and Independents and five Republicans in the Senate support passing the legislation.

‘The law will protect “covered” journalists defined as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information, according to the Associated Press.

‘In other words, if this law is enacted, citizen journalists and bloggers not affiliated with corporations may be subpoenaed and forced by law to reveal sources…’

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