House passes Free Flow of Information Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passes the Free Flow of Information Act on March 31st. The bill protects some journalists or their sources from being required to testify except in the cases of national security, cases of imminent harm, and leaks of personal, medical or information related to trade secrets.

The ACLU called the bill a good first step, but criticized it for only covering journalists who “gain a substantial financial interest or earn the majority of their livelihood from their journalistic pursuits.”

The bill now heads to the Senate for approval.

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