Justice

Apr 3, 2018

Why an NT News court reporter was facing a contempt of court charge

The case of NT News reporter Craig Dunlop, who has been facing contempt of court charges, should be a lesson for court administrators and judges everywhere: if you're going to charge a journalist and their employer, make sure you know who published what, when and on whose authority.

Bob Gosford — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Craig Dunlop has been the senior court-reporter at the NT News since early 2016. Such is life for court reporters in small towns that it’s relatively common for Dunlop to get post-release poison-pen emails from crims who months before have had their exploits written up by him in the local rag.

But in his time he’s also also managed to get up the nose of a few judges.

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