Australia: Shield Laws Tested – Peter Bartlett

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gazetteGina Rinehart loses sources disclosure battle as a landmark judgment in WA upholds journalists’ shield laws … Media lawyer Peter Bartlett reviews the decision in light of several current challenges.

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Man who showed journalists alleged Rob Ford crack video arrested, offered tape to police for plea deal: reports

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A man who allegedly showed a video to journalists that appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine has reportedly been arrested.

The Toronto Star says that Mohamed Siad, 27, sat in a car parked at an apartment complex on Dixon Road on May 3 and played the alleged video on a cellphone three times.

John Cook, the editor of U.S. website Gawker, who was shown the same video, said Friday that Siad appears to be the same man he met in Toronto, although he could not be certain.

Siad was arrested in June as part of a sweep targeting gang activity, namely the Dixon City Bloods, also known as the Dixon Goonies. Police say the gang centred on their alleged criminal activity around apartment complexes on Dixon Road.

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He was charged with 14 counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, four counts of trafficking…

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