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Guild Joins Fight for Federal Shield Law for Journalists

The Guild has added its name to supporters of a bipartisan federal shield law bill introduced last week in the U.S. House and promoted during a news conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Addressing the secret seizure of AP reporters' phone records, Guild President Bernie Lunzer said, "We are gratified that political leaders from both parties stand with us and other media organizations in calling this what it is: a dangerous assault on a free press and democracy itself. But words aren’t enough. We call on Congress to take action in the form of a federal shield law." 

A Section-by-Section Analysis of Federal Shield Law Bill

A section-by-section analysis, by U.S. House staff, of the pending federal shield law bill, the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2013," H.R. 1962.