blogger jailed

A young blogger is jailed for refusing to turn-over sources. The 24 year-old Scott Wolf shot footage of officers being harrassed during a San Francisco protest of the G8 conference in Switzerland. It was not long ago that a CA appeals court judge ruled that bloggers do not differ from journalists with respect to protecting sources (v. Apple)

Though following in the legally-entangled footsteps of Judith Miller,

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, Mr. Wolf’s case was the first she had heard of in which a blogger had been pursued and eventually jailed by federal authorities.