Gov. Pence Fights to Protect Journalists

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

May 26, 2013 Updated May 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM EDT

UNDATED (www.incnow.tv) – Governor Pence, Stutzman urge Congress to approve a bill that will protect journalists and their sources.

The "Free Flow Information Act,” authored by now-Governor Mike Pence and then-Senator Richard Lugar in 2006, would protect journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources in federal court cases, except under certain circumstances involving national security and terrorism.

According to The Journal Gazette, Pence claims he sent a letter to the U.S. Senate and House urging them to vote for the bill Thursday.

The "Media Shield bill,” as it’s also called, is being reintroduced to Congress this year since the Senate did not approve it in 2007 or 2009.

Pence and Stutzman both say they hope this bill will not only protect sources who share information "vital to public interest,” but also safeguard the liberty of free press.

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