"The nation's media companies have redacted their front pages to
highlight the constraints on media organisations under strict national
National mastheads, including The Australian and the Financial Review,
ran special covers on Monday morning arguing the media is subject to a
regime of intense government secrecy and the threat of criminal charges
for journalists doing their job.
The nation's broadcasters began running campaigns on air during their
Sunday prime time line-ups, depicting redacted Freedom of Information
requests and arguing the media cannot fulfil its duty in keeping the
public informed if its work is being hampered.
The Right To Know coalition, of which the ABC is a member, is behind the
campaign, calling for the decriminalisation of public interest
journalism, and greater protection for the media and whistleblowers."
Via Muse, who wrote "Our fight for freedom of the press in Australia."
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