CLN – Court Ruling : Citize Journalists Have Same First Amendment Protections As Major Media Outlets – 3 February 2014

(Lucas : I reported already on that court ruling and here it is again put in new article… with few days old video!)

Citizen journalists and bloggers share the same rights as established journalists, according to the Ninth Circuit Court. The ruling came as a result of a defamation suit brought in Oregon against blogger Crystal Cox by the Obsidian Finance Group after she alleged they were guilty of fraud and other crimes. The court has ruled that she has the same first amendment protections as major media outlets, and the court ruled unanimously with three judges siding on Cox’ behalf. We discuss the legal guidelines for journalists being applied to citizens in this Buzzsaw news clip with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace. Watch the full episode here:… link to original article


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