NZ set to put source-shielding journalistic privilege at judges' mercy

Juha sez, 'As if journalism here in New Zealand wasn't difficult and damaged enough... the government is proposing to make it worse. 'The unheralded change to "journalistic privilege' is contained in a paper issued by Justice Minister Judith Collins today and proposes a new regime where journalists would have to hand over their sources to a High Court judge who would decide whether they were entitled to claim 'journalistic privilege'. If the court decided there was no case for protecting the source, details would be handed over to the agency seeking the information.'"

4 Responses to “NZ set to put source-shielding journalistic privilege at judges' mercy”

  1. wygit says:

    Shouldn’t there be a link in there somewhere?

  2. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    In a completely unrelated move, all investigations into Judges in NZ has ceased.

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