100,000 Sign Up to Support New York Times Reporter Facing Jail

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By: Roy Greenslade | The Guardian

Press freedom organisations have submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the US justice department supporting the right of New York Times reporter James Risen not to identify an anonymous source.

Risen has defied demands from prosecutors for six years to testify in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA employee charged with leaking classified information.

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