Meet Miles Heffernan (@Mileshef) – shield law campaigner and @journlaw guest


Miles Heffernan (@mileshef) is a journalist and features/opinion editor with the Star Observer.

When he was a freelancer he ran a campaign on calling on mining magnate Gina Rinehart to withdraw her demands for two journalists to reveal their sources. See ‘‘. See also my blog from 2013 on this.

It achieved close to 40,000 signatures.

Here Miles talks with Professor Mark Pearson of Griffith University (@journlaw) about that campaign and the battle for shield laws to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources in court. See more at [12 minutes, recorded 16-4-14]

© Mark Pearson 2014

Disclaimer: While I write about media law and ethics, nothing here should be construed as legal advice. I am an academic, not a lawyer. My only advice is that you consult a lawyer before taking any legal risks.

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