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The Australian Federal Police have dropped their case against ABC journalist Dan Oakes for revealing possible war crimes committed by Australian armed forces in Afghanistan.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions said it would not be in the public interest to go ahead with the case and is just months after a similar case against News Corp journalist Annika Smethhurst was also dropped.

It’s prompted The Law Council of Australia to redouble its efforts to strengthen laws protecting journalists.

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