The legal future of journalist-source confidentiality

Ryerson University is holding a panel discussion on the future of journalism

By Todd Harrison

On Friday January 28th, 2011

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photo by Rex RoofA distinguished panel of legal and journalistic experts will gather at Ryerson University on March 4 to participate in a discussion about journalist-source confidentiality.

Panellists at the event, titled Your source is safe with me: Journalism, Confidentiality and the Courts, will attempt to address what the recent Supreme Court decision in R v. National Post means “for journalism, for freedom of the press and ultimately for Canadian society.” (In that decision, the Court ruled that journalist-source confidentiality is not a constitutional right, but should instead be determined on a case-by-case basis.)

On the panel:

Registration for this free discussion begins at 7am at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management (55 Dundas Street West, Toronto). Ted Rogers School Professor Dr. Wendy Cukier will moderate the panel.

Click here for directions, schedule and other details about the discussion.


Photo by Rex Roof