Thursday, February 15, 2007

Josh Wolf and the Need for Federal Shield Laws

Josh Wolf has now been incarcerated longer than any other JOURNALIST in American history, for his refusal to supply a Grand Jury with video tape evidence they subpoenaed.

An interview with Josh was made with Democracy now on Monday. Listen to it here.

As a journalist/vlogger, I have followed this case with great apprehension and interest. There is a great need for a set of Federal Shield Laws for journalists, and a general change in society's perception of who journalists are.

Josh brings up an intriguing point in the interview, that we are moving closer to state sanctioned journalism - something that chills the bones of all journalists within a free society.

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