'Police in Australia have raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) over a report that used leaked information to reveal the killing of civilians in Afghanistan by Australian forces.
The police raided and searched the public broadcaster’s offices in Sydney on Wednesday, specifically targeting three journalists involved in preparing the report, according to ABC executives.
The investigative report by the public broadcaster revealed allegations of unlawful killings and misconduct by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan. The Australian Federal Police merely said the search was “in relation to allegations of publishing classified material, contrary to provisions of the Crimes Act 1914.”
The report used information from secret defense documents obtained by the ABC in 2017, indicating that innocent men and children had been killed by Australian forces in the war-torn country.
ABC Managing Director David Anderson called the raid and how it was conducted “highly unusual.”
In a separate incident on Tuesday, police raided a journalist’s home in Canberra over a report that detailed a bid by authorities to gain powers to spy on Australian citizens communications at home.
The recent raids against media organizations reporting on national security issues have raised concerns about media freedom in Australia.'
Source - PressTV
Did you like this article?
Thank you for your vote!
20 November 2019
Ten children allegedly started recent Queensland bushfires, police say. Not climate change then?
21 October 2019
Hypocrite Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest (while taking a break from their own legendary bias and censorship)
7 September 2019
Would you help a lost child? Shocking social experiment shows only SEVEN adults stopped to help a six-year-old boy standing alone at a busy shopping mall in 45 minutes
21 August 2019
Australia joins US-led anti-Iran flotilla… in the name of national security & economic interests
From our advertisers
21 November 2019
Thrown for a loop: 'Paradigm-shifting' study claims universe is a closed ring, not flat (what David Icke has been writing for 16 years)
From our advertisers