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The raid was conducted in response to a story detailing secret killings by Australia's elite special forces squadron ab.co/2XtVlci
Warrant used by federal police in Australia to execute raid on ABC News names News Director Gavin Morris, Journalist Dan Oakes and Producer Samuel Clark, executive says.
Australian Federal Police says warrant was executed on ABC News offices "in relations to allegations of publishing classified materials contrary to provisions of the Crimes Act [of] 1914."
Australian police say no arrests to be made today during raid at @abcnews and today's warrant was not related to a similar warrant executed at the home of a News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst on Tuesday.
@abcnews ABC Managing Director David Anderson: "It is highly unusual for the national broadcaster to be raided in this way. This is a serious development and raises legitimate concerns over freedom of the press and proper public scrutiny of national security and defense matters."
@abcnews ABC News: At least six federal officials are on scene, including three officers and three police IT personnel.
@abcnews ABC News Australia is fighting back against the police raid on its headquarters by publishing on its homepage the very story that triggered today's raid.
@abcnews Statement says raid on ABC News Australia's offices is in response to alleged actions that fall under the Crimes Act 1914. This is that Act: bit.ly/2Xtmf3Q
@abcnews While federal police raid ABC News Australia's headquarters in Sydney, some journalists say police on premise are monitoring media reports about the raid they're carrying out.
@abcnews The raid on ABC News Australia comes one day after a similar one on the home of a News Corporation journalist. Reacting to that raid yesterday, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was "not troubled" by police actions against the journalist.
@abcnews ABC's news channel is carrying regular programming with journalists delivering stories on the day's top news while their Sydney headquarters is being raided by federal police officers. Crazy to see how calm and collected their on-air reporters are given the circumstances.
@abcnews ABC News Australia statement on today's police raid: "The ABC stands by its journalists, will protect its sources and continue to report without fear or favor on national security and intelligence issues when there is a clear public interest." ab.co/2XrsB3T
@abcnews #BREAKING: ABC News Editorial Director @craigmcmurtrie now speaking live on ABC News 24: "It is extremely unusual for an authority to exercise a warrant on a national public broadcaster like this, and it is very serious."
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Editorial Director @craigmcmurtrie says "we will do everything we can to limit the scope of this" after federal police raid Sydney headquarters.
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Editorial Director @craigmcmurtrie says police raid was in response to 2017 expose on Australian special forces who killed civilians in Afghanistan: "Take a look at [the report]...it was clearly in the public interest, sometimes difficult truths have to be told."
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Director @Craigmcmurtrie on AFP raid: "It's not the Australia I know...I've been a reporter in this country for a long, long time and it's not what we expect, that's why it feels so unusual and uncomfortable...and we should stand up and call it out."
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Director @craigmcmurtrie on AFP raid: "The entire exercise seems out of proportion," says he hasn't spoken to reporters named in search warrant today. "It's difficult when government secrets...are in the public domain, but it's part of our jobs as journalists."
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Director @craigmcmurtrie on AFP raid: "The raid is continuing as we speak."
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie ABC News Australia says two of the journalists named in the warrant are not based in the Sydney offices where the police raid took place Wednesday morning; Sam Clark and Dan Oakes are based in Melbourne, not Sydney.
@abcnews @craigmcmurtrie After eight hour raid, Australian federal police depart ABC News headquarters with files related to 2017 story based on leaks ab.co/2XrsB3T
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