Freedom and the fourth estate

Integrity 20’19 |
Length 44:20
Filmed 25 Oct 2019
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane

The 2019 AFP raids in Australia highlighted that threats to media freedom are not limited to faraway, authoritarian countries. They contribute to an urgent global concern.

It has been reported that since 9/11, Australia has seen the introduction or amendment of more than 75 sets of legislation, many of which may impinge on press freedom. Simultaneously, the debate about journalist
and whistleblower protection laws has gained momentum.

But where does national security fit into this? How can we reconcile the conflicting perspectives of press freedom and security?

Kerry O'Brien

One of Australia’s most respected journalists and chair of The Walkley Foundation for journalism, Read more

Jodie Giinsberg

Chief executive of UK-based freedom of expression organisation, Index on Censorship, Read more

Matthew Condon (chair)

A prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist and associate professor of journalism at Griffith University, Read more