The punishment of journalists for contempt for refusing to reveal their sources in court

Gray, Anthony (2019) The punishment of journalists for contempt for refusing to reveal their sources in court. Journal of Judicial Administration, 29 (2). pp. 60-81. ISSN 1036-7918


Abstract

This article considers existing legal limits on the confidentiality of journalists' sources. It suggests that broader legal protection should be given to the confidentiality of sources, in order that journalists can perform their role in a democratic form of government. If journalists are forced to reveal their sources, this is likely to inhibit the free flow of information that is a hallmark of a democratic system of government.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 05:11
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: journalists, sources, confidentiality, implied freedom, political communication, democracy, chilling effect, free speech, accountability
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37441

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