News.com.au is reporting reports that the house of a Canberra Press Gallery journalist was raided this morning in connection with an ongoing investigation about a story on Australia’s spying operations published by the Canberra Times earlier in the year. The journo apparently cited his source as “classified briefing papers” which had been prepared for the Defence Minister.
So, lets see what happens with the protecting sources debate again.
ED – And Mr. Evil had this to say:
- The Australian is reporting that a Canberra Times journalist’s home has been raided by the AFP, apparently in relation to a story published by the Canberra Times in June.
No doubt the Canberra Times will be lapping up the publicity, and someone working at Parliament House will be feeling a little nervous!
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UPDATED: The CT has now managed to get their own story up:
- The owners of The Canberra Times say they are “gravely concerned” over an “unacceptable” police raid on the Canberra home of one of its journalists this morning…
“Fairfax Media is gravely concerned by this legal assault on one of our journalists for doing his job.
“A Federal police raid on the home of a journalist cuts to the heart of the operation of a free press, and is unacceptable.