Australia—Journalist Behind ‘Afghan Files’ Not Charged

Sydney Morning Herald | 10/16/2020

Australian Federal Police have announced that they will not be charging a journalist who reported on alleged war crimes carried out by Australian troops in Afghanistan, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Prosecutors recommended that the police not pursue charges against Australian Broadcast Corp journalist Dan Oakes after reviewing evidence against him and determining that charges were not in the public interest, specifically citing the role of public interest journalism for the country. The...

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