Laws Limiting Reports on Spy Operations ‘Have Chilling Effect’ on Journalism

by: Daniel Hurst | The Guardian

Australian laws that criminalise reporting on certain types of spying operations long after they have finished have had a “chilling effect” on public interest journalism, senior media executives have told an inquiry.

 

News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and the journalists’ union attended a hearing in Canberra on Monday to reinforce their concerns about security laws that passed parliament last year.

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