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Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories



Australian police have raided the offices of the national broadcaster, ABC.
The raid was over a series of stories from 2017 on killings allegedly carried out by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.
The network says it stands by its journalists and that the raid raises concerns over media freedom.
On Tuesday, police entered the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst over work she published last year on plans to expand domestic surveillance.
Earlier we spoke with Tim O’Connor, a campaigner from Amnesty International Australia, in Sydney via Skype to discuss this.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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  1. The ABC is biased and listens to CNN. It should be on its own instead of help from an American Trump hating news outlet.

  2. Where is the ICC on these war crimes committed against humanity. Ooh wait because they are westerners killing people who defenseless.
    They call it freedom and democratic values from the western nations.
    This is what you call it the civilized world 🌎!! As long as western nations benefits.

  3. Corrupt government hides the truth

  4. Communist Australia Stalin would be proud

  5. Kill the Australian soldiers and the US soldiers all in the Afghan land asap.

  6. The ABC is a globalist, marxist appendage; it works against the Australian people. It is not an independent media, but works very much against the interest of the free media.

  7. GOD IS DESTROYING YOUR NEWS BECAUSE YOU REJECTED HIS NEWS ABOUT CHRIST…REPENT!

    The Good News about Jesus Christ and His Kingdom is the most important news of all because it offers us salvation and this gives us hope! Yet the world has rejected it and persecuted His messengers. So the Lord Jesus Christ will pay them back by making sure that the wicked know nothing at all (Ecclesiastes 9:10). He will bring a famine for His words (Amos 8:11-14) and He will destroy all human wisdom, which is nothing but foolishness since the world has rejected His words (Jeremiah 8:9), which is true knowledge and wisdom. "As the Scripture say, "I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas. So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made them all look foolish and has shown their wisdom to be useless nonsense." (1Corinthians 1:19-20 NLT) But to the obedient, "He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure." (Isaiah 33:6 NIV)

    So stop sinning, "…Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38) He will teach you, comfort and protect you, and help you trust and obey our Lord Jesus Christ, even in the face of death, so you may receive the crown of life. Your destiny is to become like Jesus (a true child of God). He is our example. God purposed to make those He chose like His Son, Jesus, so you can live with Him forever in the Kingdom of Heaven (which is coming soon to earth) and bring Him eternal glory (Romans 8:29). Thank God for His Son who is a gift too wonderful for words! (2Corinthians 9:15)

  8. To call exposing war crimes "breaching national security" is Big Brother pretzel logic — only Spooks and Elite-loyal politicians would say that. Plenty of Spooks here in the Comments and Replies sections. When They talk about "Australia's national security" They mean Their security. No nation is homogenous, every nation is DIVIDED into Super-Rich (with a few thousand soul-prostitute boot-lickers) against the majority.

  9. So much for freedom of the press

  10. Hey Fascism; welcome to Australia.

  11. Like America I think Now a Days Australia is also controlled by Zionists

  12. White people are the biggest terrorists

  13. AFP search warrants related to secrecy offences contained in the now-repealed!!! Parts of the Crimes Act 1914.
    As an aussie its shocking upsetting and disturbing.
    I stand with aunty(nickname for our ABC) and other jurnos.

  14. Who is terrorist ? The west or the muslin resistance ? The answer is clear from the this raid

  15. Its no fair they keep pushing people into war

  16. 5 million people of Moldova
    Stand up for freedom press
    And free speach
    the Australia people should stand up for ABC and free pess
    Australia is not Soviet state
    From this government
    Freedom.

  17. there is no need to wait for justice in fascist NATO countries like australia. one can only hope that the criminal special forces will eventually commit suicide, the statistics are thank god very high.

  18. Australia should not even be there. Many of us are outraged and ashamed of our involvement at the insistence of the American military. LAY DOWN WITH DOGS AND YOU GET UP WITH FLEAS.
    OUR TROOPS ARE MURDERERS JUST LIKE OUR AMERICAN MASTERS

  19. Afp are brainless morons that need to be removed from earth.

  20. Let's hope they find something that will shut the abc down.
    Trust the abc"NEVER"

  21. Now the frontal assault on transparency and press freedom in a police state begins in earnest

  22. They celebrated when Julian Assange was taken away, I hope the care about this now.

  23. Thats just one case how about u investigate fully including the action of americans who raped and killed many

  24. Good job well done AFP, good to see the ABC get a bit of their own back and they don't like it 15 to 20 minutes first up on the ABC news about how hard done by they are and then later you can get the news about 4 shot dead in Darwin……….What a joke you are ABC Be good to see some of the other false news channels cop some of the same. Get ready the ABC will have talk shows about this and rant about how they are being picked on.Well done AFP.

  25. australia just same as dictatorship nation

  26. Killing innocent people and then trying to suppress the truth. These criminals scumbags!

  27. All of these happened in all countries once in their lifetime

  28. You see who is real terrorist. Terrorist always hide behind fake freedom of expression.

  29. After this video footage the love for Afghan Taliban has increased to the next level….Who knows what horrible war crimes Western dogs & there legalized militants commiting in Afghanistan..Let Afghan Talibs show no mercy to these cannibals!!!

  30. War Mafia

    Wants to be free
    To kill children for money

  31. so its what the authorities tolerate, not whats right or wrong.

  32. These are the reason to make strong taleeban…such a stupid and henious crime

  33. Human rights are only important when it comes to China and Russia

  34. US soldiers killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers of the dead as war trophies. No wonder US shut down war crimes inquiry by the international criminal court. Australia committed war crimes in Afghanistan and is now doing the same.

  35. If you try to tell people the truth . Satanists will blocking you 🖕🏼🖕🏼. Free the muslim world

  36. oh boy, who didn't see this coming? maybe journos need to stand together now and start pushing back. start investigating and uncovering every little dirty deal this government has ever been involved in. and while they are at it a look at the AFP wouldn't go astray.

  37. Wow ABC telling the truth.cmon it's fake news

  38. good the the fake news scum think they can do anything that they want, ABC that's one of the biggest scum of all, why don't they do world war 2, they would have plenty of material

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