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March 14th, 2024 • Quill Archives
Congress may soon pass federal shield law. It’s been a long time coming.

After years of effort by press freedom advocates and their allies, Congress in its current session seems to be on the verge of finally passing a federal reporter shield law, which would give broad protection to journalists from being compelled to reveal the names of sources and methods in federal court testimony.

November 3rd, 2023 • Featured, Quill Archives
Appeals court decision reinstates controversial drone photography law

In a decision that is likely to restrict the rights of Texas photojournalists to use drones in their reporting, a federal appeals court panel has reversed a lower court ruling that had found major portions of the state’s restrictive drone law unconstitutional.