In Australia, no government should be shielded from the scrutiny of its citizens, says Andrew Olle Scholar Danny Tran.
After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.
One minute Australia's media is rallying for freedom of the press. The next, it's tearing down climate protesters. Speaking out shouldn't be a professional privilege.
Under a scheme floated by government MPs, journalists would have to allow the government to censor their work if they were to avoid being raided and prosecuted for leaked material.
Don't be surprised that the Attorney-General's Department is threatening media outlets; its loathing for media freedom goes back a long way.
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.
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.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference on freedom, but is it just another case of choosing talk over action?
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'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.