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Indian journalist attacked in Oz

world Updated: Jul 27, 2009 23:59 IST
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An Indian journalist working undercover to expose migration and education scams in Australia was assaulted over the weekend following which officials Monday raided the office of an agent allegedly involved in exploiting foreign students.

“She was walking the street and somebody ran up behind her and hit her hard on the back and she was shocked and upset and disturbed,” Wendy Carlisle, a correspondent of ABC News, said. Wendy said it appeared that the attacker was an Indian.

There was no word from the police on it.

ABC News Online reported that the woman was attacked possibly because of her work. She was working on a report for the Four Corners programme.

“The woman was subjected to threats during the making of the programme and attacked over the weekend. Police have been notified," ABC Online said. The journalist was not identified by name.

Executive producer of ABC news Mark Bannerman told Times Now: "For six to eight weeks we have been working on a story to try and understand the real state of the Indian... foreign students education market in Australia.

“The much more severe problem was the way they were in fact being treated by immigration agents and the colleges they had enrolled at”.Meanhwile, the Immigration Department said the raid on an agent took place in the central business district here, but did not identify the agent.