Great victory for Journalism today. The Defamation case Matt Blomfield took against Slater has jumped its first hurdle, Slater has been told he might be a ‘Journalist’, but he has no right to journalistic protection of his sources because there was no public interest in Slater publishing any of Matt Blomfield’s stolen information.
So Slater now has to pay Blomfield’s legal costs and he must disclose all the information as to who he was publishing this information on the behalf of. We know Slater blogs for attack groups, so Blomfield will now be able to see who Slater was in correspondence with regarding the attack on him.
In other news, the case looking into who shot at Matt Blomfield stepped up with a gentlemen in Court last week for the shooting. It will be fascinating to see what turns that Police investigation takes.