The use of non-disclosure agreements or ‘NDAs’ must be balanced with the importance of allowing whistleblowers to disclose information in the public interest, writes Saxon Norgard.
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Human rights means that we are free to speak our minds in public, journalists’ sources must be protected, the state can’t interfere with peaceful protests without a good reason.
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A journalist was convicted of contempt of court for refusing to reveal a whistle-blowing source for a story. It was unfair to punish journalists for doing their job to protect commercial interests. After the judgment, the law was changed to better protect responsible investigative journalism.