Leaks and the Media
by Lata Nott, Executive Director, First Amendment Center
This primer’s interactive graphics and visual aids addresses the questions: What is a leak? Is leaking illegal? Does it happen a lot? How often do leakers get prosecuted? What protection do journalists have for publishing classified information?
Links to landmark Supreme Court cases about leaks are included.
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