- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - The New England First Amendment Coalition has honored a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who could go to jail for refusing a court order to reveal a source.

James Risen was honored Friday at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston with the 2014 Stephen Hamblett Award.

A federal appeals court in Virginia declined in October to reconsider its decision compelling Risen to identify the source who disclosed details of a secret CIA operation. Risen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

Prosecutors want Risen to divulge his source’s name and testify at the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent charged with leaking classified information.

The Hamblett award is named for the man who led the Providence Journal for nearly 12 years.


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