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Justice, Journalism and the Law

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Journalists are being jailed in many countries just for doing their jobs. Meanwhile, in Australia, new restrictive laws are being proposed for those who report national secrets. What happens when journalists run afoul of the law just by doing their job? What are the risks to journalists of pushing the boundaries … and the risks for our democracy if they don’t?

With members from Peter Greste’s family, Alan Morison, Phuketwan (via video link) and human rights advocates.

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Alan Morison
Alan Morison

Alan Morison worked at the Age and News Ltd over a long career in print in Melbourne before steering the Age’s online development in the 1990s, then moving – first to CNN in Hong Kong, then to Phuket, Thailand. He started Phuketwan.com in 2008 with the intention of covering local tourism, and in... Read more

Lois and Juris Greste
Lois and Juris Greste

Award-winning foreign correspondent Peter Greste was arrested in Cairo in December 2013. He had been in Egypt only weeks, working on a short relief posting as a journalist for an international TV news network. Peter’s parents, Lois and Juris Greste, discuss his plight, representing the FREE PETER ... Read more

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