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CameronD
30-01-2008, 06:40 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/30/2150339.htm?section=australia

Should their be blanket bans on the reporting of terrorism charges.

CameronD
30-01-2008, 06:44 PM
Interesting points to consider_

The leaking of information by the federal Police in the Haneef case
The misrepresentations in court by the federal police in the haneef case

Spiny Norman
31-01-2008, 04:36 AM
No, a ban is not good ... the public have a right to know.

Oh, look, stuff the public! *I* have a right to know! ;)

Kevin Bonham
31-01-2008, 08:39 PM
I voted "no" - we have contempt of court laws and I see no justification for further restrictions beyond that. Details of terrorism cases in progress are often interesting as they unfold as well as at the end, especially where prosecutions have been bungled and/or innocent people suspected.

Garrett
01-02-2008, 12:57 PM
I'd be more inclined to support a blanket ban on reporting what Britney's been up to.

Intuition
01-02-2008, 01:35 PM
I'd be more inclined to support a blanket ban on reporting what Britney's been up to.

im in total agreement....unless one of her 'tapes' leaks of course :D