Media companies must defend coverage of George Pell case, judge rules
Media companies will be forced to defend their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse trial in the supreme court. Lawyers for the media companies had earlier argued there was a “devastating, bazooka-size hole” in the case to prosecute the journalists and media organisations over their reports on Pell’s child sex abuse convictions, which were later overturned by the high court. But prosecutors argued the companies breached suppression orders and other reporting rules following the initial guilty verdict.
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