Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster, following US hounding of Assange

In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other media that this could presage a wider international clampdown on public-interest journalism. And that is exactly what now seems to be happening, with a raid on the Sydney offices of the Australian state broadcaster, ABC.

The purpose of the raid was to seize leaked data sets in connection with alleged war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan.

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