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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.

US House votes to formalise impeachment proceedings

US House votes to formalise impeachment proceedings

Good morning, early birds. Congress will push forward with impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump following a vote in the US House of Representatives, and the AFP pledges fewer raids and more transparency. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Attorney-general’s ‘safeguards’ stoke press freedom concerns

Attorney-general’s ‘safeguards’ stoke press freedom concerns

Good morning, early birds. There are already grave concerns surrounding the government's press freedom 'safeguards', and UK opposition parties discuss a temporary government to stave off no-deal Brexit. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Boris Johnson steps up to prime ministership

Boris Johnson steps up to prime ministership

Good morning, early birds. Boris Johnson has been confirmed as the UK's next prime minister, and Australian police agencies have been accused of conducting illegal metadata searches. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

Since passing metadata retention laws in 2015, the government has been hard at work gunning for journalists. The AFP's demand for Qantas to hand over personal travel records should not be surprising.

Will Voller decision change how we use social media?

Will Voller decision change how we use social media?

Crikey readers discuss defamation on social media, the media as a mouthpiece for government and the ABC standing up for itself.

Labor stands firm on tax cuts

Labor stands firm on tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. Labor has refused to support the contentious third stage of the government's $158 billion tax cut package, and the ABC and News Corp gear up to to challenge recent AFP raids in court. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Porter ‘disinclined’ to prosecute journalists

Porter ‘disinclined’ to prosecute journalists

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter says it would take "exceptional circumstances" to approve the prosecution of journalists in whistleblowing cases, and Victoria's euthanasia laws come into effect. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.