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Keep intact journalist shield law


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2013

~~<p>The state law protecting journalists and bloggers from having to disclose confidential sources and other information faces a sunset date in July and needs to be made permanent. However, state lawmakers and the Abercrombie administration are proposing changes that would seriously limit the protection, which is vital to a free and vigorous press. </p>
<p>The present law should be kept intact without an expiration date.</p>
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The state law protecting journalists and bloggers from having to disclose confidential sources and other information faces a sunset date in July and needs to be made permanent. However, state lawmakers and the Abercrombie administration are proposing changes that would seriously limit the protection, which is vital to a free and vigorous press.

The present law should be kept intact without an expiration date. Login for more...



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