Court Hits 2GB's Jones For Naming Juvenile Witness
March 19, 2007 at 5:50 AM (PT)
Talk 2GB/SYDNEY host ALAN JONES and licensee HARBOUR RADIO were found today (3/19) by a judge to have breached a law prohibiting naming juveniles involved in criminal cases.
JONES faces a maximum of 12 months in jail and a A$5,500 fine for naming a 14-year-old witness at a stabbing trial in JULY 2005. The name was published by the DAILY TELEGRAPH, from which JONES read the name; the paper's publisher NATIONWIDE NEWS was also found by Deputy Chief Magistrate HELEN SYME to have breached the law. The penalty phase of the case will be heard on APRIL 20.