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Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.

Data retention will hurt YOU, not criminals. Here’s how

Data retention will hurt YOU, not criminals. Here’s how

The government's data retention is far more likely to harm ordinary Australians than catch criminals or terrorists. Bernard Keane and senior IP and communications lawyer Leanne O'Donnell explain how.

Rundle: Tim Wilson’s all-singing, all-dancing free speech freedom jamboree

Rundle: Tim Wilson’s all-singing, all-dancing free speech freedom jamboree

The Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference on freedom, but is it just another case of choosing talk over action?

Egypt wants to silence Peter Greste, but you can listen to him here

Egypt wants to silence Peter Greste, but you can listen to him here

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been imprisoned for seven years for spreading "false news". See for yourself the evidence on which he was convicted.

East Timor elites try to muzzle media

East Timor elites try to muzzle media

East Timor's authorities want to restrict the media -- making a mockery of freedom of speech in the country. Jose Belo, East Timorese journalist and director of Tempo Semanal, explains.

Zimbabwe elections, where ghosts vote and Facebook rules

Zimbabwe elections, where ghosts vote and Facebook rules

Zimbabwe heads to the polls today -- but the iron grip of Robert Mugabe, and the passive state-controlled media, is feeding fears the election will not be fair. Some are fighting back.

Tear gas v Twitter: a Turkish protester tells his story

Tear gas v Twitter: a Turkish protester tells his story

Turks have taken to the streets in protest against their Islamist Prime Minister. An Australian who joined them in Istanbul last weekend, Erinch Sahan, explains why he did so -- and why you won't hear about in the Turkish media.

Reporters as ‘co-conspirators’ in Obama’s war on journalism

Reporters as ‘co-conspirators’ in Obama’s war on journalism

The Obama administration is engaged in a war on investigative journalism, backed by national security laws. The internet may free up information, but it also aids government surveillance.

Journos in the dock: the real threat to press freedom?

Journos in the dock: the real threat to press freedom?

There's a trend towards journalists being taken to court for refusing to give up their sources. Freelance journalist Sally Whyte looks at some recent cases and asks what the effect is on investigative journalism and media freedom.

The tragic price of a free press

The tragic price of a free press

The death of captured Afghani reporter Sultan Munadi in a military raid that rescued his British colleague, highlights the high price overseas journalists often pay to give Western readers access to detailed and accurate news stories.