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dc.contributor.authorDanbury, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-13T14:19:45Z
dc.date.available2018-02-13T14:19:45Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDanbury, R. (2019) 'Can you keep a secret? Legal and technological obstacles to protecting journalistic sources. In: Price, S. (ed) Investigative Journalism: Global Perspectives, London:Routledge.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15203
dc.description.abstractJournalists should protect their sources. They should, above all, protect those sources (including whistleblowers), that have provided them with information in confidence. This principle is included in journalistic codes of ethics around the world. It is a precept that is frequently interpreted rigidly, and at times so rigidly that it can put journalists in direct conflict with legal requirements to disclose information. Should a journalist comply with the law but break the ethical rule, the journalistic community will frequently condemn such an act. The prevailing assumption, then, is that journalists should protect a source that has been afforded confidentiality, whatever the personal and organisational cost. This chapter considers whether this assumption is realistic. It surveys some of the contemporary legal and technological obstacles that journalists face in protecting their sources.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectJournalistic sourcesen
dc.subjectfreedom of expressionen
dc.subjectsurveillanceen
dc.subjectprivacyen
dc.titleCan you keep a secret? Legal and technological obstacles to protecting journalistic sourcesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781315181943-6
dc.researchgroupMedia Discourse Groupen
dc.funderGuardian News and Mediaen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en


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