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Telegraph.co.uk: Why is the right to refuse to disclose information the preserve of journalists?

July 23rd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Legal

The Telegraph’s Kate Day looks at a case in California: a student journalist in  was granted the legal protection given to professional journalists when a judge overturned a police search warrant.

That prompts Day to ask: “When it comes to the right to refuse to disclose information, why is that the preserve of journalists? Surely in a free society we all have the right to remain silent?”

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