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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.