Israeli Court Orders Paper to Pay for Revealing Source

A Tel Aviv court has ordered the newspaper Haaretz and its reporter Uri Blau to pay nearly US$20,000 to a confidential source who provided classified material. The paper and Blau failed to exercise proper caution to protect the whistleblower, Anat Kamm, who provided Blau with a USB drive holding 1500 classified military documents, the court ruled, and ordered them to pay Kamm's court costs. Kamm ended up serving over a year in prison.

Source: Haaretz

Posted on: December 28, 2018