Tuesday, 23 September 2008

CH7, SMH to pay $50k after identifying minor

Channel 7 and the Herald and Weekly Times have been ordered to each donate $50,000 to charity for identifying a child in a Children's Court proceeding.

The media organisations were prosecuted for identifying a teenage boy in reports aired and published in 2004.

Today the Court of Appeal dismissed their applications to appeal against conviction.

Channel 7 news director Steve Carey must also pay $2,000 to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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