Media Law Case of the Week

Before I get into the Media Law Case of the Week, I want to tip my hat to the Columbus Dispatch for its excellent stories outlining the (mis)uses of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, better known as FERPA.

They called their six-month investigation into FERPA Secrecy 101. The stories are definitely worth a read.

And now to the Media Law Case of the Week …

I try to stay away from huge cases and focus on smaller gems you may have missed. However, I cannot ignore the plight of  American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have been sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp in North Korea.

The International Women’s Media Foundation and Reporters Without Borders have a joint petition calling for the reporters’ release.

If you want to sign the petition, click here.


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