Submitted by John Stauber on
Utne Reader online notes "the case of freelance journalist Sarah Olson has been largely overlooked by mainstream outlets, but her recent victory is one worthy of big-type headlines. Prosecutors representing the US Army had tried to force Olson to testify in a court martial against 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, whom she had interviewed shortly before he refused deployment to Iraq. On January 29, the US government dropped two of the charges against Watada, and withdrew their subpoena of Olson. ... 'It is clear that we must continue to demand that the separation between press and government be strong,' Olson said in a news release, 'and that the press be a platform for all perspectives, regardless of their popularity with the current administration.' "
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Withdrawal of Supoena of Olson