The ethics of reporting national security matters

Denis Muller, Bill Birnbauer

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Abstract

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Australia has introduced a series of national security laws that have restricted reporting and placed impositions and penalties on journalists. This chapter examines the ethical obligations of journalists to act in the public interest and protect sources and how these and other obligations can be reconciled with the increasingly restrictive laws.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn the Name of Security - Secrecy, Surveillance and Journalism
EditorsJohan Lidberg, Denis Muller
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherAnthem Press
Chapter4
Pages77-99
Number of pages23
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781783087693, 1783087692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • National security
  • privacy
  • journalism ethics
  • Investigative journalism

Cite this

Muller, D., & Birnbauer, B. (2018). The ethics of reporting national security matters. In J. Lidberg, & D. Muller (Eds.), In the Name of Security - Secrecy, Surveillance and Journalism (1st ed., pp. 77-99). Anthem Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt22rbjhf.8