Journalist Who Interviewed State Witness in Barnoar Case Faces Unclear Israeli Law

When it comes to protecting himself and his source's whereabouts, the Channel 2 journalist is in a precarious position with competing demands from Israeli law and professional ethics.

The Channel 2 TV correspondent who interviewed the fugitive state witness in the Barnoar shooting case is bound by journalist ethics to conceal the location of the interviewee, assuming he knows it. However, the police can breach this ethical code to obtain information that would lead them to the witness, even against the journalist's will.