US District Court: Citizen Journalists Have Same Rights as News Media

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that bloggers have the same 1st Amendment rights as established journalists when involved in a defamation of character suit; as long as the issue is of public concern.

The outcome of this case establishes the fact that protections afforded the news media are not exclusive to their realm, but are also extended to citizen journalists and bloggers.

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Read the full article at: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/us-district-court-citizen-journalists-rights-news-media/

 


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