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Bloggers cut from senate shield law

Under both House and Senate versions of the federal shield law, only employed journalists will be protected. A former Christian Science Monitor editor says the failure to include citizen journalists ignores the reality of the modern era and who provides accurate, up-to-date news. -DB Citizen Media Law Project Commentary September 28, 2009 By Arthur Bright …

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Hard truth: Traditional journalism must innovate to survive in changing information climate

A fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society argues that the internet has killed off the mass media with many important benefits to a thriving democratic society. -DB Center for Internet and Society Commentary September 8, 2009 By Sarah Hinchliff Pearson Sometimes changes are so basic and world-changing that they can be difficult to …

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Venezuelan president clamping down on media

A United States unclassified intelligence report says that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is aggressively silencing his media critics, including bloggers. He has proposed a law that would make it a crime to report on anything the government finds objectionable.  -DB Open Source Center Analysis August 3, 2009 President Chavez’s government is moving forcefully to silence critics …

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