Freedom of speech & the media


Under this heading are various pieces discussing freedom of information, protection of journalists’ sources, media concentrations and the funding of the public broadcasters.

Issue sheets -democracy

Freedom of information

This is a discussion about the significance of freedom of information and the adequacy of current freedom of information legislation and procedures in different jurisdictions…

Protection of journalists’ sources

This is a discussion about the problems facing journalists who need to protect their sources…

Media concentrations & media laws

This is a discussion of Australia’s current concentration of media ownership and problems associated with such concentration…

Adequate funding for public broadcasters

This is a discussion about the public broadcasters and their importance…

 


Related link

The table Democratic Reform Initiatives – current status briefly summarises areas of desirable democratic reform and the justifications for such reform and then lists the current status or proposed action or legislation related to the matter in the federal parliament …