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Topic: whistleblowing
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Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.

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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.

The conference banning whistleblower speeches

The organisation charged with coordinating Australia's cyber security has decided the views of experts on whistleblowing need to be silenced at this year's Australian Cyber Conference.

Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Don’t expect much press freedom from the politicians

There's little political will to do anything of substance in relation to media freedom. And the media has been its own worst enemy as basic rights have been eroded.

'Afghan Files' Whistleblower David William McBride (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

What hope for whistleblowers in the government’s war on scrutiny?

Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.

AFP investigators leave the ABC's Ultimo headquarters (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

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: former FBI director, whistleblower, hypocrite

James Comey's decision to leak against Donald Trump typifies the hypocrisy of the intelligence establishment about official and unofficial leaks.

Trump continues Obama’s double standards on leaking secrets

Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.

The truth behind the NBN raids: whistleblowing is in crisis

Australia has an escalating war on whistleblowing and it is damaging to the national interest. It's time to stop AFP leak raids.

Speaking power to truth in the Briggs affair

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.