Group pushes for bill to protect journalists

A group is advocating for Congress to pass a bill to protect journalists.

The News Media for Open Government Coalition is promoting the Journalist Protection Act, which was introduced in a previous Congress, would “make it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury or threaten a journalist in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from gathering or reporting the news.” 

The bill would give federal prosecutors the ability to anyone who assaults or intimidates journalists if local or state prosecutors won’t.

You can read more about it here.