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Topic: press freedom

Pell’s trial still casts a long shadow over the freedom to report the truth

Cardinal George Pell's convictions have been quashed, but 18 journalists and editors are still facing criminal charges related to his trials.

Memo from our lawyers to journos everywhere: Smethurst’s win is a pyrrhic victory for freedom

The High Court's ruling on media raids against Annika Smethurst is yet another decision that highlights the troubling state of press freedom in this country. Crikey's lawyers have some advice.

Australia is one of the world’s freest countries, but plenty of work remains

Australia has scored highly in a new report from global freedom watchdog Freedom House. But things are still far from perfect.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

China shows what it thinks about a free press

As China ramps up its war on press and academic freedom, Western countries like Australia are nowhere to be seen.

NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Matt Kean strays from the weathered path

Good morning, early birds. The NSW government will commit to lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030, and press freedom is on the agenda in the Federal Court. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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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.

How do we fix drought relief policy?

Crikey readers discuss drought relief for farmers, and press freedom.

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The man we left behind

The Australian media this week launched a vociferous public campaign decrying attacks on journalists and whistleblowers. But what about Julian Assange?

Facebook is a symptom of a broken system, not a cause

Crikey readers discuss Facebook's accountability, government control and Boris Johnson.

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How can the media stand against the police state? Stop cooperating.

Journalists have one tool to pressure governments into reversing their attempts to punish unauthorised leaking: stop reporting authorised leaks.