The Honolulu Community-Media Council, SPJ, and perhaps others are sponsoring an upcoming panel on this important issue, which is likely to come up during the 2008 legislative session.
The Media Council sent out just sent out the following notice:
Confidential sources are important to journalism. Should Hawaii join the majority of states with shield laws to better protect sources and do we need a federal shield law? Will bloggers be protected? Join us for a forum moderated by former judge Hon. Marie Milks as we explore these issues.
Monday, November 26, 2007 at noon
Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room
Honolulu Advertiser staff writer Jim Dooley
Reporter and ilind.net blogger Ian Lind
UH Manoa Law School International and Constitutional law expert Professor Jon Van Dyke
$25 Members; $30 Nonmembers
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 222-3035
There will be a brief HCMC membership meeting following the forum.
Please send your lunch check (and your 2007-08 membership dues!) to P.O. Box 22415, Honolulu, HI 96823 THANK YOU!