2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5942 - Confidential communications to news reporters.

     § 5942.  Confidential communications to news reporters.
        (a)  General rule.--No person engaged on, connected with, or
     employed by any newspaper of general circulation or any press
     association or any radio or television station, or any magazine
     of general circulation, for the purpose of gathering, procuring,
     compiling, editing or publishing news, shall be required to
     disclose the source of any information procured or obtained by
     such person, in any legal proceeding, trial or investigation
     before any government unit.
        (b)  Exception.--The provisions of subsection (a) insofar as
     they relate to radio or television stations shall not apply
     unless the radio or television station maintains and keeps open
     for inspection, for a period of at least one year from the date
     of the actual broadcast or telecast, an exact recording,
     transcription, kinescopic film or certified written transcript
     of the actual broadcast or telecast.

        Cross References.  Section 5942 is referred to in sections
     4415, 4436 of this title sections 566, 586 of Title 2
     (Administrative Law and Procedure).

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