Journalism

Mar 30, 2010

Is the Right to Know Coalition ready for the last rites?

Is the Right To Know Coalition, launched with such a fanfare by our major media companies just three years ago, now running dead?

Margaret Simons

Journalist, author and director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism

Is the Right To Know Coalition, launched with such a fanfare by our major media companies just three years ago, now running dead?

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  1. Tom McLoughlin

    Well, some small mitigation I did note was same day As Ackland’s piece, Chris Merritt in the Legal Affairs supplement in The Australian actually did carry 2 stories about access of media to court documents after NSW legislation about privacy was announced, as well as a story in the main press section. News Corp would probably refer to that as doing real work from their part of the RTK club, pursuing a real issue.

  2. AR

    And yet the poster-boy for the ARTK movement, Kessing, remains a penurious felon while the federal government runs, slowly, their line about major changes to s70 of the 1914 Crimes Act, our version of the Official Secrets Act.
    Plus ca bloody change.

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