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Case of CIA Plame Leak Tests Reporters' Rights

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Case of CIA Plame Leak Tests Reporters' Rights

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Case of CIA Plame Leak Tests Reporters' Rights

Case of CIA Plame Leak Tests Reporters' Rights

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It began as an investigation of illegal information sharing, a federal grand jury probe asking who revealed the name of a CIA operative to news reporters. But answering that question has led to a test of reporters' rights to keep their sources confidential. One reporter for Time magazine has already been held in contempt of court and ordered to jail, raising difficult questions of media law and ethics. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.