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Reporter's Privilege in the Era of the Internet
Journalist's right to use confidential information and anonymous sources is considered to be one of the cornerstones of press freedom and democracy. The aim of reporter's privilege is to safeguard the public's right to know by protecting the rights of journalists and their use of confidential sources. In the era of traditional media (print, television, radio) it was easy to define the scope of reporter's privilege, in terms of who and which media outlets belonged to the realm of shield laws. The internet, however, has challenged traditional conceptions and caused confusion among legislators and judiciaries in different countries. It is not at all clear anymore who is a journalist and who or what should be protected by reporter's privilege. In our presentation me and my colleaque told how the scope of reporter's privilege is defined by legislation in six different countries (Australia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and USA), with regard to its subjects and the people and things that it protects.