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Free press: Should reporters be incarcerated on contempt citations when they fail to release the names of their sources in court?

  • They have no protection.

    Yes, reporters should be incarcerated on contempt citations when they fail to release the names of their sources in court, because they have no more protection than the average person does. If a person breaks the law to reveal secure information, the reporter has no special right to protect them.

  • No, reporters shouldn't be forced to name their sources.

    I do not believe that reporters should be incarcerated on contempt citations when they fail to release the names of their sources in courts. I think that it is a policy that they should have the right to or else lose the trust of the people. If reporters can't protect their sources it would greatly affect the media.

  • No They Shouldn't

    I do not believe reporters should be incarcerated on contempt citations when they fail to release the names of their sources in court. Reporters should not be forced into court to reveal this information. Reporters should be protected from such actions since this is the only way for them to do their job in the most effective way possible.

  • No they shouldn't

    That would be like taking away their right to free speech. Also some people do not wish to be identified in court cases because there could be a fear of retaliation coming after them. Some people don't wish to be in the lime light in criminal or civil cases. Some like to provide and not be bumbarded by the press and media.


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