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AFP to front parliamentary committee over raids

AFP to front parliamentary committee over raids

Good morning, early birds. Politicians have called for greater powers protecting the freedom of the press, and Labor is reconsidering its opposition to the Coalition's tax cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.

Australia lags behind the rest of the world on a bill of rights

Australia lags behind the rest of the world on a bill of rights

Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.

‘A cautionary tale’: Cambodian government kills dissenting press

‘A cautionary tale’: Cambodian government kills dissenting press

Perhaps Cambodia will have a free and open society again someday, but not under the current government. Freelance journalist Mark Tilly reports on the increasingly autocratic dictatorship of Hun Sen.

Anti-corruption commission takes on entire media

Anti-corruption commission takes on entire media

Should investigations into allegations of corruption be made public?

ASIO laws go too far in gagging journos, watchdog finds

ASIO laws go too far in gagging journos, watchdog finds

Remember when The Australian mocked journalists for saying ASIO's new national security laws went too far?

Vic judge’s suppression order spray ruffles legal eagle feathers

Vic judge’s suppression order spray ruffles legal eagle feathers

Does Victoria issue too many suppression orders? The Chief Justice says no -- but interestingly, the state's Attorney-General is staying mum.

‘Too late, too polite’: Oakes says press complacency erodes freedom

‘Too late, too polite’: Oakes says press complacency erodes freedom

Press gallery doyen Laurie Oakes has taken aim at his peers, saying the government will always try to limit freedom of the press, but it is up to journalists to fight for it.

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

Media briefs: delays on delays … Facebook owns your news … Colbert’s back …

Media briefs: delays on delays … Facebook owns your news … Colbert’s back …

Peter Greste's trial has been delayed. Plus other media briefs of the day.