Why whistleblowing and free press matter in democracies

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One our panel discussion with host ABC host Jessica Strutt and fellow panelist Professor AJ Brown, Griffiith university.

On the back of those unprecedented police raids on the media last week, Focus presenter Jess Strutt takes a look at the important role of whistle blowers and a free press in our democracy.

This episode of Focus explores whether whistle-blowers in Australia deserve greater protection and what it all means for you as a citizen.

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there's been a significant expansion of our national security and anti-terror laws in Australia, but at what cost to our civil liberties and have we got the balance right?

Duration: 47min 39sec
Broadcast: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 12:00pm
Period10 Jun 2019

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  • TitleWhy whistleblowing and free press matter in democracies
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size47 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/06/19
    DescriptionOn the back of those unprecedented police raids on the media last week, Focus presenter Jess Strutt takes a look at the important role of whistle blowers and a free press in our democracy.

    This episode of Focus explores whether whistle-blowers in Australia deserve greater protection and what it all means for you as a citizen.

    Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there's been a significant expansion of our national security and anti-terror laws in Australia, but at what cost to our civil liberties and have we got the balance right?

    Duration: 47min 39sec
    Broadcast: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 12:00pm
    Producer/AuthorAmber Cunningham and Jessica Strutt
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/focus/whistleblower/11195966
    PersonsJohan Lidberg

Keywords

  • media freedom
  • civil liberties
  • journalism
  • national security
  • whistleblowing
  • anti-terror laws
  • bill of right
  • media freedom act