Media groups applaud ruling that supports journalist’s protection of sources

Media groups today are applauding a ruling yesterday that overturned a contempt of court conviction of a reporter who refused to divulge the identity of a confidential source. Spokespeople for the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists were pleased with the ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal, but wished the court had gone further in protecting the rights of reporters to protect their confidential sources.