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Shield law

Definition of the noun Shield Law

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noun

  1. [US, law] legislation designed to provide a news reporter with the right to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of information obtained during the news gathering and dissemination process.

Explanation

Shield law a.k.a. Shield laws in the United States: A shield law is legislation designed to protect reporters' privilege, or the right of news reporters to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of information obtained during the news gathering and dissemination process. Currently the U.S. federal government has not enacted any national shield laws, but most states do have shield laws or other protections for reporters in place.

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Google previewFusion Book 2, Enhanced Edition: Integrated Reading and Writing (2014)

by Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek

A shield law is a law that gives reporters protection from being forced to reveal confidential information or anonymous sources in a courtroom. Currently 49 states, including California, offer shield laws ofvarying degrees. However, Williams and ...

Google previewFusion: Integrated Reading and Writing (2012)

by Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek

A shield law is a law that gives reporters protection from being forced to reveal confidential information or anonymous sources in a courtroom. Currently 49 states, including California, offer shield laws of varying degrees. However, Williams 10 ...

Google previewLaw of Public Communication- 2008 Update (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A shield law is a law that gives reporters some means of protection against being forced to disclose confidential information or sources in state court. There is no federal shield law (although a limited one has been passed by the House and ...

Google previewMass Media Law 2009/ 2010 Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A shield law is a law that gives reporters some means of protection against being forced to disclose confidential information or sources in state court. There is no federal shield law (although a limited one has beenpassed bytheHouse ...

Google previewCovering the Community (1999)

A Diversity Handbook for Media by Leigh Stephens Aldrich

The shield law is a helpful successor ...

Google previewFirst Amendment Rights: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Nancy S. Lind, Erik T. Rankin

One of the key issues facing this First Amendment right is defining who is protected by journalistÊs privilege (shield law). As Mar- tin, Caramanica, and Fargo noted, „The concern is that extending the protection for mainstream media journalists ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson

The first rape shield law was passed in Michigan in 1974 and since that time, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government have passed rape shield laws. Women's and victim's rights advocates have long argued that rape ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

shield law (NAm) a law that protects journalists from being forced to reveal confidential information relating to sources, etc; shield - maid.

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