Tipping point for press freedom

29 Apr 2021

The notion of a free, independent press holding powerful institutions to account is a given – something most Australians take for granted.

But in June 2019, press freedom became a hot topic when the Australian Federal Police (AFP) raided the home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC’s Sydney headquarters.

As World Press Freedom Day approaches, discover more about the many legislative threats to press freedom introduced in the wake of 2001 terrorist attacks, and the reforms required now. 

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Professor Peter Greste provide their expert perspectives.

Professor Peter Greste, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Richard Murray from the Press Freedom Policy Papers project

Read the full article in Contact, the UQ alumni magazine