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United States - Senate committee's shield law project threatens investigative journalism

Reporters without borders
The draft federal law on the protection of journalists' sources – the so-called media “shield law” - that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved on 12 September unfortunately falls far short of Reporters Without Borders's recommendation on this subject. Its reintroduction in Congress following revelations about the seizure of the Associated Press' phone records was an encouraging sign. But some of its current provisions do not provide enough protection and could even pose a danger to (...)

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