Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Israeli government has reached a deal with a reporter and his newspaper that will spare the reporter a long jail sentence over charges that he is in possession of government secrets. Instead, the reporter, Uri Blau, might be sentenced to community service for receiving information from a soldier since convicted for spying. Many reporters were worried that if the government pursued charges against Mr. Blau, it would be difficult for the press to report on such issues. More here from Reuters.