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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.

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.

Media raids prove that Australia needs a conservative bill of rights

Media raids prove that Australia needs a conservative bill of rights

Complaining about police raids on media outlets will achieve nothing. Australia needs a structural mechanism to curb governments and protect citizens and institutions from them.

Four dead in Darwin shooting

Four dead in Darwin shooting

Good morning, early birds. Four people have been killed in a shooting in Darwin's CBD, and media bodies condemn the police raid of editor Annika Smethurst's home. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Julian Assange won’t surrender to the US for doing journalism

Julian Assange won’t surrender to the US for doing journalism

On World Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange sits in "Britain’s Guantanamo Bay" not knowing whether he will face extradition to the US.

‘The government can’t arrest them all’: a look at journalism under Duterte

‘The government can’t arrest them all’: a look at journalism under Duterte

Crikey speaks to veteran Filipino journalist and activist Inday Espina-Varona about Maria Ressa, Rappler, and the increasing dangers of reporting the news.

Government’s contempt for a free press on display with Assange

Government’s contempt for a free press on display with Assange

The Australian government continues to do and say nothing on Assange, but this is just one of many ongoing attacks on press freedom.

Duterte amps up attack on independent press in the Philippines

Duterte amps up attack on independent press in the Philippines

Charges laid against independent news site Rappler are just the latest step in Rodrigo Duterte's push to crush press freedom in the Philippines.

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been murdered, while Turkish authorities investigate the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.