Frank Smyth on the FBI and shield laws

CPJ’s Washington Representative Frank Smyth has a posting on The Hill Blog today about how the FBI went through back channels to obtain phone records of New York Times and Washington Post journalists in Indonesia in 2004. The news that the FBI director is set to testify in front of Congress on this matter in September has revived debate over the need for a federal shield law to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights.

Read Smyth’s post at The Hill Blog.