April 15th, 2009
Radio reporter gets audio recording back from VA
By David Cuillier
Veterans Affairs officials returned an audio recording they took from a radio reporter last week, saying the agency “regrets the incident,” according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The agency also plans to look into the actions of the official who took the flash card from the reporter, a violation of the U.S. Privacy Protection Act. Kudos to Reporters Committee and others for speaking out against this kind of brute-force control over free speech and the media.