A panel discussion looking at the relationship between journalists and the police and asking what legal protections should be in place to protect confidential sources from state surveillance. 225 more words
Tags » Press Freedom
Australia’s rush to embrace sweeping powers to access the digital footprints of its citizenry has raised the existential age-old question: What is a journalist?
The development of the government’s data retention bill and its implications were woefully under-reported by those most obviously fitting the description until we got to the pointy end of the law-making. 1,127 more words
Ammar Abdulrasool. Mahmoud Abou Zeid. Reeyot Alemu. Khadija Ismayilova. Bheki Makhubu. Ta Phong Tan. Jason Rezaian. Yusuf Ruzimuradov. Ilham Tohti.
You may not know all, most or any of these individuals. 587 more words
For about 5 years of my life, I worked on building sites as an electrician with your typical milk-and-two-sugars sorts of blokes. It didn’t matter where I was working or who I was with, I would frequently bare witness to an argument erupting over some hyperbolic thing or another that was written in a tabloid newspaper, usually followed by the unanimous agreement that immigration was to blame for just about everything ..so let’s move onto the football. 1,374 more words
Entertainment key to Russia’s propaganda success, West bets on a double blindfold
Despite the Graun’s claims to the contrary, the last time I checked everyone in our small detachment was an ordinary NATO country passport holder. 645 more words