Ministers to decide on bill securing immunity for journalists

22.05.2011                      18.Ijar, 5771                      Lag BaOmer; Tag 33 des Omer

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Ministers to decide on bill securing immunity for journalists

Under the bill, a court would not be able to force a journalist to reveal documents in their possession in order to identify their sources.

The cabinet will decide Sunday morning whether the coalition will approve a bill anchoring immunity for journalists into law. The bill was proposed by MK Nachman Shai and is mostly backed by MKs who were journalists themselves in the past: Shelly Yachimovich, Daniel Ben Simon and Uri Orbach.
One of the purposes of the bill is to prevent the indictment of journalists who possess secret documents as part of their work….