Freedom and the fourth estate
Integrity 20’19 |
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?