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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Australian Journalists Face Jail for Failing to Reveal Source

In a case somewhat parallel to the Miller/Cooper case in the U.S., two journalists for the Herald Sun face contempt charges for refusing to reveal the name of a source for a story in which they detail a plan, since abandoned, not to provide military veterans and survivors of veterans with benefits. An individual suspected of being the source will stand trial soon on criminal charges. Read more here. An investigation into the plan resulted in a report. Read the results here.

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