We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
These raids are not new. But one following the other, day following day, suggests that the tactic is being taken to a new level.
Paying for sources is usually frowned upon in Australian journalism. So who is behind the mystery post by a "News Limited" journalist?
QCs John Muir and Kevin Duggan are the only things standing between law enforcement overreach and journalists' sources. But who are they?
Just who is and isn’t a journalist is yet to be tested in court. One day, surely, it will be and that will be very interesting indeed. Is bad journalism, such as Andrew Bolt’s recent litigated inaccuracies, still journalism. Is good blogging journalism? Interesting questions.
Journalism academics and the union have backed source protection for bloggers and other citizen journalists, rejecting concerns Labor's shield laws legislation will weaken the policy objective they're designed to serve, writes Crikey intern Rhiana Whitson.
The European finding has profound implications ... preventing journalists from being pressured to give up their sources as part of law enforcement activities.
Jonathan Holmes tells the story of his trip to Argentina in 1978 to report on government's killings and kidnappings. A key witness appeared, but who could guarantee a source's safety?