When Congress reconvenes next month, the SPJ will continue its fight to enact a national shield law that will allow journalists to protect our sources.
That is all well and good in the United States. Sources need to be protected under law if we are to dig deeply into the who, what, when, where and how.
But what about sources overseas?
There was an interesting piece in Friday's New York Times: In South Korea, Freed U.S. Journalists Come Under Harsh Criticism
SEOUL, South Korea — Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two American journalists released after nearly five months in North Korean custody, have been widely portrayed at home as victims of unduly harsh punishment by a repressive government for simply doing their job.
But here in South Korea, human rights advocates, bloggers and Christian pastors are accusing them of needlessly endangering the very people they tried to cover: North Korean refugees and the activists who help them.