posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:52 PM
Ken Peters a Hamilton Spectator reporter has been fined $31,600 for refusing to reveal a source in a nursing home scandal.His paper is paying the
fine, but what will this do in future cases? I hope it does not set a precedent and make it more difficult to get the news out if they are afraid to
protect their sources!
HAMILTON - A Hamilton Spectator reporter has been fined $31,600 after being found guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reveal a source during
testimony in a lawsuit.
The source in the story eventually came forward and identified himself, but Peters was still held in contempt. The conflict the reporters feel must be
extreme, a choice whether to reveal the source or face charges. The ethnic battle must be a tough one, but I stand for any reporter protecting the
rights of the people involved.