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Reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.
A source's privacy needs to be respected.
You are under scrutiny when you make a statement, therefore accusatory critics will respond angrily to news they detest.
If we wish to continue with a free press, sources must have the assurance that their physical and mental wellbeing will be adequately safeguarded.
Revealing information on the source might put them in danger.
If a source is at risk, it is not fair to place the onus of responsibility on a reporter for their safety; the source should remain silent if they are unduly concerned.