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Gag order followed by jail threat for scores of Australian journalists

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the letters that an Australian prosecutor has sent to around 100 journalists threatening contempt of court charges that could lead to jail terms for covering Cardinal George Pell's conviction while it was still subject to a gag order. RSF regards the letters as a serious press freedom violation. Sent by Victoria state director of public prosecutions Kerri Judd in early February to approximately 100 reporters and editors at leading Australian news organizations, the letter accuses them of v

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