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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Australian Newspaper, Editor Fined Over Story

An Australian newspaper, the West Australian, and its editor pled guilty to publishing the name and photograph, and information about a nine-year-old boy who was in the custody of the state, in violation of the law. The paper also identified the child in a headline as a "suburban terrorist." The court fined the paper and editor a total of $20,000 Australian. Read more here.

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