Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lawmakers divided on bill that would protect journalists from being forced to divulge sources, other information

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor 

The state’s federal lawmakers say they support a proposed federal shield law for reporters, to protect the news media from being forced to disclose information like sources.
The federal Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last September. It still awaits action by Congress.
According to the national Society of Professional Journalists, most states, including Connecticut, provide journalists with a “reporter’s privilege,” protecting them “if a state government seeks to make him or her reveal confidential information, including the identity of a source.”

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