Journos face jail just for having information

Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 31-Jan-18

The media industry has expressed concern about the potential implications of proposed foreign interference laws. Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance CEO Paul Murphy has told a parliamentary committee that journalists and news editors could potentially face criminal charges simply for receiving confidential information. Foxtel’s Bruce Meagher warned that the pay-TV group could be forced to discontinue channels that are owned by foreign governments, while Georgia-Kate Schubert of News Corp says it is uncertain as to whether the legislation would apply to digital giants such as Facebook and Google.

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MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS ALLIANCE, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, FREE TV AUSTRALIA LIMITED, BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, AL JAZEERA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, THE GROUP OF EIGHT LIMITED

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