With fascism on the rise once again, the media’s view is key. However, changing tomorrow relies on learning from the mistakes of yesterday.
The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
Yesterday, the heads of our biggest media organisations banded together to seek greater protections for their journalists. But, what is on the table, and what can we realistically expect?
The Morrison government is looking to not only crack our encrypted data, but also share it will like-minded nations to purportedly keep us safe.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.