WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Department of Justice adopting rules regarding obtaining information or records from members of the news media, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“NAB strongly supports the codification of new rules safeguarding journalists’ right to report the news without the threat of government interference. The use of confidential sources is pivotal to a free press’s responsibility to expose corruption, protect our democracy, ensure accountability and shine a light on the truth. Broadcasters appreciate Attorney General Garland for taking this important step, and we urge Congress to pass a federal shield law that would create long-lasting protections for a free and open press.”
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