Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Protecting sources

While many policemen in North America retire without drawing their weapons, many journalists retire without being required to protect the identity of a source in court.

Frequent or not, the issue of confidentiality of Canadian news sources reaches the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday.

It is an appeal of an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that the public interest in police investigations trumps the charter guarantee of free expression, Janice Tibbetts says in a Canwest News Service story today.

One to watch.

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