Protection for Journalists







With many cases coming to the court related to documentary evidences and submissions from the accumulated proofs from freelancers and journalists, Lord Justice Leveson gave the law which is more of a protective shield for journalists and open media that even if some information or news has been obtained illegally, it could be only discussed with the discretion of the journalist so holding that information. This certain law has been termed as a “Death to freedom of police”. While the fundamental right is still been exercised rigorously. Journalists who want to keep the name of a source that had provided information or a tip-off confidential will be strictly on contract basis now. This law has just made another feather in the freedom of press.

Protection for Journalists

Shalini Singh,
Gujarat National Law University,
Gandhinagar,Gujarat

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