Bloggers To Receive Same Freedom of Speech Protection As Journalists, Court Rules

Reuters  |  By Dan Levine  Posted: 01/17/2014 2:50 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/17/2014 4:50 pm EST  HuffingtonPost SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A blogger is entitled to the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist and cannot be liable for defamation unless she acted negligently, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.Crystal Cox lost a defamation trial in More