In this country, when instances of national security arise, history shows that our media is unable to investigate it. Witness K and East Timor is merely the latest edition.
Johan Lidberg is Deputy Head of Journalism at Monash University. Before the move to Monash, he was Academic Chair of Journalism at Murdoch University in Perth. He has worked in print and broadcast journalism and has previously held positions at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation as reporter, producer, presenter, foreign correspondent and news editor. Johan has also served two stints in the United Nations Peace Keeping forces: in the United Nations Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, in 1987 and as a Press and Information Officer with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, in 1992-1993 in Lebanon.