Call for journalists to be protected

The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) group has urged the justice minister to introduce legislation to allow journalists to do their job without the threat of imprisonment or prosecution.

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Ian Kehoe

11th December, 2004

The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) group has urged the justice minister to introduce legislation to allow journalists to do their job without the threat of imprisonment or prosecution.

The lobby group, representing 12 national newspapers, made the call after the Mahon Tribunal last week insisted that a Sunday Business Post journalist reveal the sources of confidential documents which formed the basis of a number of tribunal-related articles.

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