Hawaii considering a shield law that includes bloggers

The Honolulu Advertiser reports here that the state is considering a shield law that will protect reporters and bloggers from having to disclose sources and notes in court or before state and county governments. Here’s more from the article:

A compromise draft, endorsed yesterday by state Attorney General Mark Bennett and news media attorney Jeff Portnoy, would create a state shield law to help preserve news gathering from government intrusion. Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia have similar laws and a federal shield law is pending before the U.S. Congress.

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