NAB: Bring Shield Law To Full Senate Vote
January 29, 2008 at 5:41 AM (PT)
The NAB's Pres./CEO DAVID K. REHR has sent a letter supporting the proposed new shield law to Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID (D-NV).
In the letter, REHR voices the organization's backing of S. 2035, the "Free Flow of Information Act," asking REID to bring the bill protecting reporters from having to disclose their sources to the Senate floor for a vote.
"This bipartisan legislation strikes a careful balance between ensuring citizens stay informed and honoring the public interest in having reporters testify about their sources in certain carefully defined situations," writes REHR. "By passing S. 2035, Congress has the ability to craft important ground rules balancing the need for compelled disclosure from reporters in limited situations with the need to encourage individuals to bring forward information on matters of public concern."