Protecting sources, serving justice

CommentaryLegal battles to identify confidential sources used by investigative reporters Andrew McIntosh and Daniel Leblanc will force the Supreme Court of Canada to address a question that strikes at the heart of press freedom: Where to draw a line between a journalist’s ethical duty to protect sources — sources who may be risking their careers…

Commentary
Legal battles to identify confidential sources used by investigative reporters Andrew McIntosh and Daniel Leblanc will force the Supreme Court of Canada to address a question that strikes at the heart of press freedom: Where to draw a line between a journalist’s ethical duty to protect sources — sources who may be risking their careers or personal safety to expose corruption and wrongdoing — and society’s need to punish crime and resolve legal disputes. J-Source law editor Dean Jobb explores the issues at stake in a commentary in The Lawyer Weekly.

Commentary
Legal battles to identify confidential sources used by investigative reporters Andrew McIntosh and Daniel Leblanc will force the Supreme Court of Canada to address a question that strikes at the heart of press freedom: Where to draw a line between a journalist’s ethical duty to protect sources — sources who may be risking their careers or personal safety to expose corruption and wrongdoing — and society’s need to punish crime and resolve legal disputes. J-Source law editor Dean Jobb explores the issues at stake in a commentary in The Lawyer Weekly.

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