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Grocer Antonio Madafferi's case against The Age was the first test of Victoria's new shield laws.
Last year saw an unprecedented seven requests to force journalists to reveal their sources. The lawyer who defended most of those cases tells Crikey it all comes back to a disastrous 2012 ruling.
Former WA bureau chief of The Australian Tony Barrass reflects on his time in jail for protecting his sources, as five of his colleagues are facing the same fate.
The Peter Slipper case today will be the first test of the shield laws since their introduction.
Journalism academics and the union have backed source protection for bloggers and other citizen journalists, rejecting concerns Labor's shield laws legislation will weaken the policy objective they're designed to serve, writes Crikey intern Rhiana Whitson.