It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
The message is clear from Canberra – those in the media who leak material will be punished. If that’s the case, why wasn’t Andrew Bolt subject to the same treatment?
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
Yeah, it’s been a bad week, but it gave the nation an excuse to validate our worst paranoias. Plus, the AFP respectfully rummaged through a journalist’s underwear drawer. Not all bad.
Myanmar holding two Reuters journalists for more than 500 days is merely an indicator of an anti-media sentiment that is growing worldwide.
Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act, one which is usually waved around by the US government, but seldom enforced.
Be wary of the trumpeted fears of ‘foreign interference’, as they may be used to control those of our own backyard, not those from over the fence.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
Well. It was what it was. WA checked its bank account and swore, the duality of press freedom helped itself to our fridge, and a morbid man added to the filth in a public restroom.