The Democracy Project: Panel 3
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Panel 3: Protecting Whistleblowers: Repercussions and Policy Concerns
An American whistleblower who leaked classified records about Russian interference in the 2016 election to a journalist is facing up to 10 years in prison. In Canada, a reporter also faces jail time for refusing to hand over to police communications he had with a suspected terrorist. What do these cases tell us about the always delicate relationship between journalists and their sources?
About the Summit:
In the age of alt-facts, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy. From October 20 - 22 writers and journalists will gather in Banff to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy.
This weekend of conversation is open to the public and attached to an accompanying five day intensive residency on Investigative Journalism.