The journalists arrested reporting near the Adani mine have had extraordinary bail conditions slapped on them, conditions that have shocked law experts and union representatives alike.
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?
Outside Julian Assange’s latest extradition hearing was a man in protest. But, he wasn’t taking the Americans to task, his target was the media sent to cover it.
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.
The freedom of the press is under attack in this country. What we need is more outrage and more protections offered to those who uncover the truth.
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.