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Council passes free press law changes


September 11, 2018

Tribal Council passed amendments to the Free Press Act, during its regular session on Thursday, Sept. 6., that granted protections for anonymous sources to the paper. The changes also remove the director of Marketing and Public Relations from the editorial board as the position and division no longer exist.

The timing of hearing the ordinance coincided with the New York Times’ running of an anonymous op-ed from a member of President Donald Trump’s administration. It also coincides with an unflattering book about Trump from Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist of Watergate fame, who used an anonymous source to expose corruption in the Nixon administration. Painttown Rep. Tommye Saunooke said, “That was in the news all over the place this morning.”


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