Journalist Protection Act created to make attacking journalist a federal crime

By Sharon Dunten, SPJ Region 3 Assistant Regional, editor of SizingUpTheSouth.com WASHINGTON, DC. — A member of the U.S. House Intelligence and Judiciary committee, Rep. Eric Swalwell, (CA-15) has introduced the Journalist Protection Act to make it a “federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news.” According to Swalwell’s website, the Journalism Protection…