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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

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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