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Court artist sketch of Julian Assange (Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

Spies, abduction, poison… it’s a story with the lot, so why is it unloved by the media?

Why is the Australian press showing so little interest in the case of Julian Assange?

New Naratif founder and managing director Dr Ping Tjin (PJ) Thum in his home where police have seized his laptop (Image: Supplied)

How they deal with a defiant media in Singapore’s ‘democracy’

Independent media outlet New Naratif says when transparency and accountability go, governance and democracy go too.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Image: AAP)

The game has become obvious — China is planning to do us slowly

Australia has blundered into a diplomatic stoush with China with no plan and no apparent endgame. Beijing, on the other hand, knows what it's doing...

Journalist Michael Smith, anchor Cheng Lei and journalist Bill Birtles (Images: CGTN; supplied)

Australia takes moral high ground on China expulsions. But should it?

A little tit-for-tat on Australia's part wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. The US reacted swiftly when three of its journalists were expelled.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

The big chill: journalism’s new voices shut down across Asia-Pacific

Digital media journalism in the region is under threat as governments crack down on reporters.

War in the newsroom: when journalists prefer silos to the marketplace of ideas

When free speech is shouted down by the very people whose job it is to promote it, the media is in danger of becoming an echo chamber.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Victoria’s wage-theft hot air… NYT v NYT… Russia loves the journos (in other countries)

Can Victoria back up its bluster on wage-theft laws? Plus, ANZ makes a dogs breakfast out of home loans , and Russia suddenly cares for (some) journalists...

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US police attacks on ‘enemies of the people’ offer crucial lessons for journos around the world

From being 'the impartial eyes of the world' at protests, the media has increasingly become the focus of police forces' increasing antipathy.

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.

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