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Response to the News.com.au article ‘News.com.au forced to remove Islamic State article after Classification Board decision, sparking censorship concerns’ and Adjudication 1732 by the Australian Press Council

An article published on the website News.com.au on 28 February 2018 (7:41am) by Charis Chang claims that the Classification Board has, for what appears to be the first time, ‘taken the extraordinary censorship decision to ban an Australian news site from reporting a terror threat.’

See Media Release—Response to the News.com.au article ‘News.com.au forced to remove Islamic State article after Classification Board decision, sparking censorship concerns’ and Adjudication 1732 by the Australian Press Council