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ABC News (Australia) raid

(June 2019)

Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
This is interesting and probably warrants it’s own thread.
Police have raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), in a second day of searches targeting journalists.
Officers arrived at the public broadcaster with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The ABC has protested over the raid.
The police action is related to articles about alleged misconduct by Australian forces in Afghanistan.

I’m not sure if we can draw any connection with this happening so soon after the re-election of a government that some see as The ABC being hostile towards.
Last edited by Jon on 5 June 2019 12:49pm
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
BBC News reaction ...

London Lite, Brekkie and Jon gave kudos
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
... and ABC’s Director of News

Brekkie Wales Wales Today
It really is quite shocking.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
dbl London London
Very worrying indeed!
ABC Australia
and it's turning into a PR Disaster for the Australian Government
Justin World News
I just want to draw attention to the (what should be) national-treasure of Australia's very own NewsThump/Onion. the Betoota Advocate. Fair to say they've had a field day with this.

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Last edited by Justin on 6 June 2019 12:29pm
New Zealand isn't that far away!
TedJrr Anglia (East) Look East
BBC News reaction ...

This is the closest the BBC ever came to a full-on raid......
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today

Probably most appropriate here. Featuring the ABC Raids, plus a broken tape at 9 News, British coverage of the Trump visit, #newscleave
And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
ABC News still probably got the nicest set of graphics of any news channel around the world.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is a very worrying development. I believe passionately that honest reportage is one of the most effective tools in the world for exposing wrongdoing. Now I will admit i'm not familiar with the full facts of the matter beyond what has been reported in the UK but it is the fact that the police in a democratic country have raided the offices of a well respected news organisation who have used their democratic freedom to broadcast a concerning issue that makes me fear that this could set a worrying precedent.
bkman1990, WW Update and BBI45 gave kudos
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Really doesn't help having a US President who openly talks about the "Corrupt Media" and states everything they say, even when reporting on things he's been filmed saying and doing, is "Fake News". The more worrying thing is it's now seen as normal and it pretty much goes unchallenged.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

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