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Urgency for new federal shield law for journalists intensifies
Aug 26th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Proposal supported by

Obama is deeply flawed

President Obama addresses the federal shield law (obliquely) at a May news conference. Click image to enlarge.

THERE CAN BE LITTLE debate that the leaking of sensitive government data and the prosecution of those who leaked it has been the top story of the summer.
Day after day, the page one headlines of most newspapers – and the lead story on U.S. television news – has concerned one of the two parallel dramas unfolding before our eyes.
The first and longest running was the trial and sentencing of Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning.
The second has been the pursuit of Edward Snowden, accused of espionage for his revelations about a massive NSA spying operation.
Both of these currents in the news bring into sharp focus the need for protection at the federal level for journalists and their sources.
Without adequate protection, the revelations of such vital public information is sure to dry up; and, indeed, anecdotally at least, it is reportedly doing so.


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A MASSIVE STORY: NSA broke rules on privacy thousands of times

LEAK SHOWS DESPERATE NEED FOR FEDERAL SHIELD LAW
The Washington Post, using information leaked by Edward Snowden broke a major story on how the National Security Agency is violating the privacy of thousands of people against the rules – and all other major media are playing catch-up.
It is vitally important information. We need to know what the government is doing for us and to us.
This news highlights in BIG BOLDFACE TYPE the desperate need for a federal shield law to protect anonymous sources.


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