Do bloggers enjoy the same rights as journalists (and do journalists enjoy any special rights at all?)

Jane Kirtley, a professor of media ethics and law at the University of Minnesota, said that although the jailing of journalists had become more common, Wolf’s case was the first she had heard of in which a blogger had been pursued and eventually jailed by federal authorities.

“There is a tendency on the part of the prosecutors to go aggressively after people not perceived to have a big gun behind them,” Kirtley said. “They are the most vulnerable links in the chain.”

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