Long-overdue legislation protecting journalistic sources has now been submitted to the Dutch Lower House. Thomas Bruning, general secretary of the Dutch Union of Journalists, has reacted positively.

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The innovative Dutch pay-per-view news site Blendle has now been online four months, and has some 100,000 users

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

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