Wikileaks: Go after our ACMA list source, Conroy- we go after YOU
Sunday March 22nd 2009, 6:39 am

From El Reg:

Wikileaks tells Aus censorship minister to rack off
Muddled Conroy threatens lawyers

By John Oates

20th March 2009

Wikileaks has told the Australian Chief Censor communications minister, Stephen Conroy, to reel his neck in after the gaffe-prone politician threatened a police investigation to find out who leaked his secret blacklist of sites banned in Australia.

Conroy claimed the list published yesterday of sites banned in Australia was not the full Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) list. But he also threatened a police investigation and possible legal action against the leaker.

So which was it? A fake list or a leaked list?

[…] the publisher of Wikileaks, Sunshine Press, and its legal adviser Jay Lim said:

Under the Swedish Constitution’s Press Freedom Act, the right of a confidential press source to anonymity is protected, and criminal penalties apply to anyone acting to breach that right. Wikileaks source documents are received in Sweden and published from Sweden so as to derive maximum benefit from this legal protection.

Should the Senator or anyone else attempt to discover our source we will refer the matter to the Constitutional Police for prosecution, and, if necessary, ask that the Senator and anyone else involved be extradited to face justice for breaching fundamental rights.

While it’s improbable that Conroy could be held accountable under the laws of Sweden, where Wikileaks is hosted, it’s equally improbable that Conroy will either find the (presumably Australian) list leaker nor will be able to touch Wikileaks.

-weez


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