A bipartisan bill aims to protect journalists from being forced to reveal their sources

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2023
From The Left
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Journalists could soon enjoy greater protections under federal law.

A bipartisan group of US senators and congressmen united this week to reintroduce the Protect Reporters from Exploitive State Spying Act, or as it is more commonly known, the PRESS Act.

The legislation, which passed the House last year but did not get a vote in the Senate, would safeguard journalists in two important ways. First, it would prevent the government from compelling reporters from being forced to disclose their sources. Second, it would ensure that important data held by a...

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