June 23, 2014: Truth-Out: After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal, Will Obama Jail New York Times Reporter James Risen?
In one of the most significant press freedom cases in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of a New York Times reporter who faces prison for refusing to reveal a confidential source.
Sept 24, 2013: Vimeo: Bruce D. Brown of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: The Obama Administration and the Media
The summer of 2013 was one of discontent. The Associated Press and Fox News learned that they have been subject to secret snooping by the Justice Department, and New York Times reporter James Risen lost a key appeal in the federal courts in his effort to protect his sources. The Obama Administration was on a tear pursuing leak investigations. These events led to some stirrings of reform, as the Justice Department revised its media subpoena guidelines, and Congress returned to a possible federal shield statute. But are there other ways out of this corrosive cycle?
Aug 2, 2013: Boing Boing: Criminalizing Journalism: Manning, Media and You
And look at how hard the Justice Department is pushing to have New York Times journalist James Risen testify in its case against Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA employee who was charged with violating the Espionage Act after he leaked classified information.