Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

BBC—A court has fined 12 Australian media groups a total of A$1.1m (£600,000; $840,000) for their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case.

The outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018, which banned them from reporting the verdict at the time.

A judge rejected arguments that their news reports – which didn’t name Pell – were in the public interest.

Some of Australia’s biggest media groups are among those…. Read more>

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