House Passes Bill Limiting Ability of Gov’t to Spy on Journalists or Compel Disclosure of Sources

While good investigative journalists protect their sources and any information that could lead to the discovery of a source’s identity, there’s no federal law protecting journalists who refuse to reveal their sources and no law preventing courts from ordering a journalist to reveal their sources. Some journalists have even had their communications with sources and potential interviewees secretly monitored by government agencies, and there’s no accountability for that.

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