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We must have a media freedom act

We must have a media freedom act

In Australia, no government should be shielded from the scrutiny of its citizens, says Andrew Olle Scholar Danny Tran.

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

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.

The media’s glaring double standard on free speech

The media’s glaring double standard on free speech

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.

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

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.

Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats’ deep-seated contempt for media

Casually threatening letter exposes bureaucrats’ deep-seated contempt for media

Don't be surprised that the Attorney-General's Department is threatening media outlets; its loathing for media freedom goes back a long way.

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.