Monday January 20, 2020

Write like nobody’s watching

It might have been easier to protect sources and other sensitive information in the pre-data age, but we have to keep journalism safe, regardless of technology - democracy depends on it

8th April, 2018

Few things in life are sacred, but a journalist’s sources are one of them. I know. I stood trial in the Circuit Court to protect mine. In other words, the state saw fit to prosecute me because I had refused to name my sources - to the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Beef Processing Industry in 1992. Even after Justice Liam Hamilton allowed me a night to consider the matter, all I could do was...

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