Myanmar holding two Reuters journalists for more than 500 days is merely an indicator of an anti-media sentiment that is growing worldwide.
As the culture of total war continues, the protections that journalists require become more pressing. We have a right to see what they uncover.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
In the age of post-truth, official lies and muffled press, we need one thing from our journalists: the truth, and nothing but the truth.
Late last year, Malcolm Turnbull contemporised WW1-era laws, which now involves jailing those citizens who leak information the government wants to keep under wraps.
Kidnap and hostage taking in disputed zones has become big business, and it is now an industry that affects all walks of life.