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Spotlight: Free Expression & the Law | Australia

Journalists' sources protected in crucial hearing in Victoria, Australia

In a significant victory for press freedom, the responsibility of journalists to protect their confidential sources has been upheld in Victoria, Australia. The decision is important for public interest journalism because it acknowledges that journalists must protect the identity of sources who have asked to have their identity protected.

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    Vodafone recently admitted that an employee had 'accessed some text messages and call records' of Australian investigative journalist Natalie O'Brien in January 2011. Reports have suggested that Vodafone was aware the actions were illegal and that a cover-up may have taken place.

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