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Monday, July 11, 2005

Fear of Filing

Doug Clifton, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's editor, said in a June 30, 2005 column that he is sitting on two stories because "[p]ublishing the stories would almost certainly lead to a leak investigation and the ultimate choice: talk or go to jail." The column has made headlines across the pond. See the PD story here. See Media Guardian coverage here.

Meanwhile, commentary continues to pour in from abroad. In a piece that appeared in Beirut's The Daily Star, David Ignatius sympathizes with the New York Times' Judith Miller but maintains that this case makes bad law. The Jamaica Observer supports Miller's position. See here.

Time's website currently has a piece called "When To Give Up a Source." See here. (Payment may be required).

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