Heiko Recktenwald on Thu, 8 Feb 2007 05:49:33 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Josh Wolf, a fractured skull and a vandalised police car


Voila, as a reading help:

Journalist's 169-Day Jail Stay Sets U.S. Record

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 -- A freelance videographer, jailed for refusing 
to turn over footage of a demonstration to federal investigators, became 
the longest-incarcerated journalist in U.S. history Tuesday.

Josh Wolf, 24, has spent 169 days in a federal prison after declining a 
federal subpoena for unaired videotape he shot of a chaotic July 2005 
protest in San Francisco against the Group of Eight summit in Scotland. 
A police officer suffered a fractured skull and a police car was 
vandalized during the melee.

In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that reporters are not entitled to 
withhold confidential sources or unpublished material in a grand jury 
investigation or criminal trial.

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