Oregon to Send Reporters to Jail for Email?
Should Journalists be Able to Email and Call Public Officials Without Fear of Prosecution?
After a months long probe into a local politician’s contract work, journalists in Malheur County, Oregon are facing possible criminal charges.
Oregon state law has provisions restricting telephone harassment, but free speech advocates fear that applying harassment laws to journalists who are investigating possible corruption charges would hinder a free press.
Where do we draw the line between protecting journalists and respecting the privacy of public servants? Should public officials have the same privacy expectations as everyone else? Let us know what you think.
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