Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.
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.
James Comey's decision to leak against Donald Trump typifies the hypocrisy of the intelligence establishment about official and unofficial leaks.
Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.
Australia has an escalating war on whistleblowing and it is damaging to the national interest. It's time to stop AFP leak raids.
Protecting the anonymity of whistleblowers is critical. Malcolm Turnbull's failure to conduct an inquiry into the Jamie Briggs scandal rewards those who have used their power against a public servant.
A key anonymous whistleblowing platform appears to have been temporarily compromised, at a time when protecting journalistic sources is front of mind for the media.
Parliament's intelligence committee is examining the issue of security agency access to journalists' metadata. But it might want to look a little closer to home as well.
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.