Australian journalists are facing a Problem: Because the, the Name of which must not be named. This has done something which must not be named. There is already an indictment, and apparently already have a judgment, both of which are must – you may be thinking, perhaps even in Australia.

What sounds in the first moment, like a Harry Potter book originated, it is Down Under the harsh reality.

It’s George Pell, he is one of the highest-ranking members of the Church, the need in the past years, child abuse and similar cases of other Church should have covered up the members. In Melbourne he stands in front of the court. This would not like the media reports about the case, and the court has imposed a media blackout. The reason is relatively simple: The jury should not be of the reporting be affected.

George Pell: Two media reports on the judgment

is Also a judgment should be like. As the “Daily Beast” from the United States, and “Vatican Insider” consistently report relying on process observer, Pell having been convicted of child abuse convicted. The Vatican has degraded Pell in the past week. Pell does not belong to the Advisory body of the Pope. He was eliminated because of “advanced age,” said the Curia.

process, not a judgment? In Australia, the media is more lock. Nevertheless, it can be one or the other newspaper to bring the case on their front page. And you are really creative:


“” emblazoned in large letters on the title page of the “Herald Sun”.

©Herald Sun

So the “Herald Sun prints”, the daily newspaper with the largest circulation in Australia, in large letters, “Censored” on your title page. Below that, you write of a “very important story” you may report, to read the reader but to earn.


It is “the biggest story in the country,” promises, “The Daily Telegraph”.

©The Daily Telegraph

“The Daily Telegraph“ goes a step further. The tabloid also mentions the name, nor the precise details, but it can not take a short Statement to the media blackout.


“The Age” opts for a less provocative title page.

©The Age

much more inconspicuous The Age is “”. With a message that goes on the front page almost, you have to explain why the media may not have a case of such great public interest to write.


U.S. users can read the article on “daily beast” – the Australians, however, are not.

©daily beast

But it’s not just the Australian media need to hold back. Also, the US press needs to take some precautions. So people visiting the news site “the Daily Beast” in Australia see a blank page. American users get the full article to face.

The Good: The court-imposed barrier not to, of course, takes forever. At the latest after the official announcement of the judgment, the media should report on George Pell and the case. The court announced for the 4. February 2019, a notice. Let’s see what is on the title pages.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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