225 Days Later, Blogger Walks

Joshua Wolf freed after turning over protest video to feds
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2007 8:28 AM CDT
Freelance video journalist Joshua Wolf, 24.   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Joshua Wolf, the blogger who set a record for time served by an American journalist for withholding information, was freed from a federal prison yesterday after 224 days. Wolf was released after he posted footage of a 2005 anarchist protest on his Web site and gave a copy to reporters, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Under the deal, the Californian also denied under oath that he knew anything about violent incidents, and was excused from testifying. "You the public have the opportunity to be the judge and I am confident you will see, as I do, that there is nothing of value in this unpublished footage," Wolf wrote in his blog.