For twenty-five years, the right of journalists to protect sources has been discussed in the Netherlands, but it has never been enshrined in law. This is bad for whistleblowers and the press's vital role as watchdog, agues Thomas Bruning, general scretary of the Dutch Union of Journalists, the sister union of the NUJ.

Now is the time to pass an effective source protection law in the Netherlands, he says.

Source: Hoog tijd voor wet op bronbescherming