16th Post – Free Flow of Information Act 2009

This is an article, entitled ‘ONA joins other media groups in applauding passage of federal shield bill by the House’, posted on the Online News Association website talking about the passing of the Free Flow of Information Act 0f 2009.

The passing of this act means that ‘the “media shield” legislation would protect the public’s right to know by setting reasonable standards for when journalists can be compelled to disclose the identities of their confidential sources in federal court.’

This is an interesting and important development, as many sources would not provide important information to journalists if confidentiality could not be guaranteed.

The passing of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 means journalists needn't worry too much about finding themselves beside this particular Santa Claus

The passing of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 means journalists needn't worry too much about finding themselves beside this particular Santa Claus

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