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Cardinal Pell case: Australian news outlets admit breaching legal ban – BBC News

Twelve Australian outlets plead guilty to contempt of court over their coverage of his sexual abuse case.

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image captionCardinal George Pell’s convictions were overturned by Australia’s highest court
Some of Australia’s largest media groups have pleaded guilty to contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s since-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case.
Twelve outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018 that banned the cardinal from being identified – even though none named him in news coverage.
Under the plea agreement, charges against 15 journalists were dropped.
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