European Federation of Journalists

Protection of sources

(16.04.2013) The European Federation of Journalists published a policy document on protection of sources. The right of journalists to protect their own sources is well recognised in international law. Many countries now recognise the protection of journalists’ sources adopting specific legal provisions either in laws or constitutions.

The policy document sets “basic criteria” in order to assist EFJ affiliates  to evaluate through a review of existing legislation law proposals discussed in various national  Parliaments throughout Europe.

The first publication of this EFJ policy document was in October 2008 drafted by former EFJ Vice President Philippe Leruth and Steering Committee member Patrick Kamenka. It was updated in May 2014 by Philippe Leruth.It is a document in progress.

Please see below the full Document.