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In all but name

Confidentially speaking

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

It’s long been thought, researched and said that a public criticism of journalism is the use, and abuse, of confidential and anonymous sources. Why, it’s legitimately asked, do news organizations expect transparency on the part of politicians and governments when they hide behind sources who won’t be revealed?

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Editorial, Pages 11 on 01/07/2013

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