As you read the following, try and invert the process. Recognizing the dangers – ask yourself the following “What rights should journalists have?”
At this stage don’t overthink or try and figure what privileges the law does or does not give you. Just go through three steps:
1. What is a “journalist” in your mind?
2. What legal rights and privileges does a journalist need to be a journalist?
3. How should those legal rights and privileges be different from those of the ordinary citizen?
Now make a list of the unique rights journalists should have.