Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program — The Anti-Media – June 4, 2019

(CD— Australian police raided the home of one of the country’s prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world.

Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she obtained and used in a story on April 29, 2018, about an Australian government plan to expand surveillance capabilities for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

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