2DayFM’s Royal Prank Call Reaches The High Court

2DayFM’s Royal Prank Call Reaches The High Court

The battle between 2Day FM and the broadcasting watchdog over the “royal hoax” scandal has reached the highest court in Australia.

This story was originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald

2DayFM's long-running stoush with the media watchdog over the infamous Royal prank call has reached the High Court.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has been granted special leave to appeal to the High Court, where it will argue its initial findings against the radio station should be upheld.

In December 2012, 2Day FM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian impersonated the Queen and the Prince of Wales in a prank call to a London hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was a patient. The nurse who was tricked into transferring the call to the duchess’ ward, Jacintha Saldanha, killed herself days later.

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