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Hawaii Legislature Approves Reporter-Source Shield Bill

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· Story link The Hawaii legislature approved a reporter-source shield bill. If signed by the governor, Hawaii will become the…

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The Hawaii legislature approved a reporter-source shield bill. If signed by the governor, Hawaii will become the 35th state, with the District of Columbia, to provide reporters with statutory protection when refusing to disclose information on confidential sources. Debate on the bill focused primarily on whether to include online writers and the final version requires Internet journalists to show they are serving a public interest. (5/1/08)