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Markymark6,609 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Sad but very true. The only example I can think of in the UK was the "Zircon" incident of the mid 1980's.


There was a raid on TVS for something, I can't remember the details, but something in the back of my mind says they turned up at Maidstone, when what they were after was at Southampton, or vice versa !?

Perhaps they took some other paperwork by mistake Laughing
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Ne1L C827 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Sad but very true. The only example I can think of in the UK was the "Zircon" incident of the mid 1980's.


There was a raid on TVS for something, I can't remember the details, but something in the back of my mind says they turned up at Maidstone, when what they were after was at Southampton, or vice versa !?

Perhaps they took some other paperwork by mistake Laughing


I didn't know that.
Markymark6,609 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Sad but very true. The only example I can think of in the UK was the "Zircon" incident of the mid 1980's.


There was a raid on TVS for something, I can't remember the details, but something in the back of my mind says they turned up at Maidstone, when what they were after was at Southampton, or vice versa !?

Perhaps they took some other paperwork by mistake Laughing


I didn't know that.


It was something connected to their regional investigative series, Facing South ?
Rkolsen2,664 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World

There was a raid on TVS for something, I can't remember the details, but something in the back of my mind says they turned up at Maidstone, when what they were after was at Southampton, or vice versa !?

Perhaps they took some other paperwork by mistake Laughing


I didn't know that.


It was something connected to their regional investigative series, Facing South ?


Not really on the level of the ABC raids but the US DOJ served a warrant for two months of phone records about a foiled terror plot.

https://www.ap.org/ap-in-the-news/2013/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-in-probe
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bkman19901,155 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
How very unfortunate. The media should be able to report on stories that have the potential to become major effects on their societies. I hope that whatever intentions that ABC had in reporting these stories out in the public eye. I do hope that they will come out the better for it. Because without it; the power of journalism will become lost among it's people. We as a global society need to understand that our democracies will become weaker if that power is lost.
Mike W4,862 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
How very unfortunate. The media should be able to report on stories that have the potential to become major effects on their societies. I hope that whatever intentions that ABC had in reporting these stories out in the public eye. I do hope that they will come out the better for it. Because without it; the power of journalism will become lost among it's people. We as a global society need to understand that our democracies will become weaker if that power is lost.

Reverse the coin, and I am biased working as I do, if a news organisation holds information that may secure prosecutions against people for crimes for the ‘freedom of the press’ should that right weigh against another’s right to life and fair trial? Not getting all human rightsy but I’ve seized TV cameras at incidents for the purposes of criminal evidence, should the same be said about documents etc
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