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Mar 1, 2018

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News.com.au is claiming that it was censored after a ruling by the Classification Board found that one of its articles "directly or indirectly" advocated terrorist acts. And other media tidbits of the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

ISIS article 'censored'. News Corp's free website news.com.au has criticised a Classification Board ruling that one of its articles "directly or indirectly" advocated terrorist acts, despite the Australian Press Council finding that the article was in the public interest. The article was published in May last year, describing an ISIS "guide" to lure victims. News.com.au's editor-in-chief Kate de Brito said:

This is a deeply concerning development of media censorship. The Classification Board has silenced the reporting of a legitimate threat to the Australian public. Australians have a right to know if their safety or lives are being placed at risk -- there can be few more important matters of public interest. The secretive way the Classifications Board acted in this way is a direct attack on freedom of the press and journalists should condemn it.

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