July 25, 2008

Veteran NYTimes reporter calls for US shield law

Posted in Geek Out at 3:13 pm by shhville

From the AFP:

HONG KONG (AFP) — Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller on Thursday called on the US Congress to enact a federal shield law that would protect journalists from being forced to disclose their sources.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who was jailed for 85 days in 2005 after refusing to tell prosecutors which of her sources had outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, said the US was now shrouded in secrecy in the post-9/11 era…

More HERE.

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1 Comment »

  1. Nemat Sadat said,

    Hi Elke,

    Thanks for sharing this article. That is such a coincidence that we were talking about Judith Miller last class so I’m glad you posted this article as I missed it in the news wire.

    Whether right or wrong, I do highly regard and respect Judith Miller for going to jail rather than subvert the integrity of the Journalism profession. She respects Journalism as a professional academy and I respect that.

    I was also intrigued about her comment that Barack Obama’s suspicion about the press and that he wasn’t so press friendly.

    Ciao bela,

    Nemat


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