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With Katia's return, Vlad was arrested and charged of sexual exploitation. with trafficking for the purpose He could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Katia bravely agreed to testify against him, but when the case came to trial, she was not called as a witness, or even informed of the trial date. to film Vlad's sentencing, Although the crew were allowed Katia and Viorel were barred from even entering the courtroom. (Coughs) Although he was found guilty, a suspended sentence, Vlad was only given and walked free from the court.

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This program is not subtitled This program is captioned live. were given a placebo. Some of these guys Correct. what a placebo is, I don't really understand have saved them! but it seems to have... And wouldn't it make sense like this takes place, that every time a trial on hand. that there's a placebo a bit of a dill of himself Channel Ten's David Reyne making on morning TV. Hello and welcome to Media Watch. I'm Monica Attard. clinical drug trial David was talking about the English that went terribly wrong multiple organ failure when six men suffered and nearly died. Doctors are still baffled as David Reyne. but not quite as baffled on hand to sort it out. Fortunately there was a doctor an inactive agent. A placebo is just So it's a...

It's a pretend drug. be sterile saline, for example, It could be water - it could with no active agent in it. of some sort. I was thinking it was a cure No. are always popular Now medical stories and contested and often complicated if there are vested interests so it's important to know

involved with the information. like wildfire. That scary story spread 'National Nine News', Sydney's 2GB and 2UE, 'Sunrise'. 'Today Tonight' and Channel Seven's The 'Australian's article

under Freedom of Information laws. was based on documents obtained But the paper didn't tell readers the Church of Scientology that the commission was founded by its opposition to drug treatments and the church is well known for for ADHD. It's entitled to hold those views. to the media But when it's able to pump material and onto the front page about the connection, without readers being told well, that's a problem! Clara Pirani tell her readers So why didn't the 'Australian's of her information? more about the source of the FOI No, it wouldn't alter the results

where it was coming from. but it would make it clear

on one side of the story The 'Australian' focused was happy with that. and Scientologist Shelley Wilkins who was using who. Frankly it's hard to say warn its readers about this either. The 'Adelaide Advertiser' didn't of the 'Advertiser' Your View is a regular part deal with news issues like: but normally the questions on the Internet So the question about buying a car seemed a bit out place of the 'Advertiser'. until you turn to page 24 a happy customer to prove the case. The article included her car on the Internet after all - Turns out Michelle didn't buy from a dealer. she told Media Watch she bought it here. But that's not all that's wrong

on a news page You see, despite appearing under the motoring editor's byline like an advertorial it looks pretty much promoting a News Limited business all the way through.

And the paper's Your View feature their business too. seemed to be pushing

manager Janet Fife-Yeomans But News Limited corporate affairs told us that we're wrong - an advertorial at all. the story wasn't column was legitimate too And she told us the Your View because it was about the news. Well, I'm glad we've sorted that out it quacks like a duck because it looks like a duck, but it's a swan. Miranda Devine Over at Fairfax, the 'Sun-Herald's of compassion last week. was clearly experiencing a deficit

Ms Devine, How bad does a cyclone have to get, deserve some compassion? before its victims as bad as New Orleans? Does it really have to be she replied: When we put that to Miranda Devine Actually, we really want to know. No, Ms Devine. of northern Queensland. And so, apparently, do the people a strong reaction. Well, she certainly got reader pointed out But as one 'Townsville Bulletin' was the idea all along. perhaps that

characterised her critics Yesterday Miranda Devine "anti-Sydney sentiment". as suffering from

Sydneysider in mind. But we think they just had one 'Sunday Times' Now, Western Australia's its own big story has been looking for they'd found it - and for a while they thought restless natives.

were on high alert The 'Sunday Times' and police of two police officers after the bashing of Mt Magnet. in Meekatharra, 200km north

The fight at Meekatharra

the council's meeting. had nothing to do with had nothing to do with the facts, And the 'Sunday Times' story of the meeting explained. as the organisers

now seen the error of their ways. The 'Sunday Times' tells us they've the Land and Sea Council The paper admits it didn't speak to their dire warnings before publishing

and they published a correction this week. Now journalists across Australia are not allowed to identify the victims of sexual assault. The law in Victoria is very clear.

This week, another sexual assault case hit the news with little regard for privacy or confidentiality.

Good evening. Derryn Hinch has been accused of sexual assault by a former busiuness partner who claims it happened at his St Kilda Road flat. The broadcaster is strongly denying the allegations and accusing the woman of blackmail.

This is the 42-year-old woman behind the claim. I've lodged a lengthy report with the police. It's in the hands of police - a complaint against Derryn Hinch. So you were sexually assaulted by Derryn - is that what you're saying? Look, I think that's enough. We've disguised her face but Channel Seven didn't - they tell us they had her permission. The next afternoon, Derryn Hinch used his 3AW radio show to defend himself. But Channel Nine and the 'Herald-Sun' didn't bother with pseudonyms when they named the woman. Under the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act the alleged victim can waive her right to confidentiality but Nine and the 'Herald-Sun' say they didn't even ask for permission to name her. The media trial seems to be running out of control. The woman has given a brief interview to Channel Seven and Derryn Hinch has used the media to put his case too. It's hard to see how these allegations are best dealt with before such a large audience rather than through the legal system. Now on the other hand we were going to tell you about an ongoing legal matter with the ABC. But late today Media Watch was directed not to broadcast. The director of ABC television said:

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This program is captioned live. In the news tonight - the PM is threatening to sideline State Labor governments if the party does not abandon its 'no new mines' policy. John Howard was speaking soon after signing a historic uranium agreement with China. The deal stipulates the uranium be used for peaceful purposes only. The Indonesian President has broken his silence about Australia's decision to grant bridging visas to a group of Papuan asylum seekers. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he regrets the move, but still wants a good relationship with Australia. The refugees arrived in Melbourne today, ready to start their new lives. The US military has confirmed that two of its pilots are dead in a suspected insurgents strike on their helicopter in Iraq. They were presumed dead when the chopper went down south-west of Baghdad.

And Qantas is threatening to take more planes overseas for maintenance because of possible industrial action by its workers. Qantas engineers were at the Industrial Relations Commission today, trying to save jobs at the airline's Sydney base. They're angry that some maintenance work will be done in Singapore, when the airline moves its heavy maintenance operation to Victoria. Now, tomorrow's national weather. Showers for Darwin and Adelaide, late thunderstorms in Brisbane, rain clearing from Melbourne. And mostly fine in the other capitals. 'Lateline' is along at 10:30.