Title 9
Courts and Civil Procedure — Procedure Generally

Chapter 19.1
Newsman’s Privilege Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-19.1-2

§ 9-19.1-2. Nondisclosure of confidential information.

Except as provided in § 9-19.1-3, no person shall be required by any court, grand jury, agency, department, or commission of the state to reveal confidential association, to disclose any confidential information, or to disclose the source of any confidential information received or obtained by him or her in his or her capacity as a reporter, editor, commentator, journalist, writer, correspondent, newsphotographer, or other person directly engaged in the gathering or presentation of news for any accredited newspaper, periodical, press association, newspaper syndicate, wire service, or radio or television station.

History of Section.
P.L. 1971, ch. 86, § 1.