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Kenyan journalists, some covering their mouths with tape, hold signs during a march to demand for press freedom in Nairobi in 2013. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 has worsened attacks against journalists in Kenya

More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.
President Evariste Ndayishimiye takes the oath of office on June 18, 2020. He took over from the late Pierre Nkurunziza.

How Burundi’s independent press lost its freedom

With the demise of Pierre Nkurunziza, all eyes are on Burundi's new president as he inherits a political framework that has repressed press freedom and silenced independent media voices.
Anthony Albanese has also criticised the government for attacking freedom of the press and the right to protest. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Albanese accuses Facebook of shrugging off fakery

In this third "vision statement", the Labor leader has condemned online platforms for being unwilling to filter out false information.
The “Your Right To Know” campaign is supported by an unlikely coalition of media outlets. This is what Monday morning’s papers looked like in support of the campaign. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australia needs a Media Freedom Act. Here’s how it could work

Our national security laws are uniquely broad and complex – and media freedom too often becomes entangled in them. It's time to enshrine this freedom as a central part of our democracy.
“I have previously said that I would be seriously disinclined to approve prosecutions of journalists except in the most exceptional circumstances,” said Attorney-General Christian Porter. Lukas Coch/AAP

Any prosecution of journalists for national security offences to require attorney-general’s approval

As the battle over press freedom continues, the Attorney-General has ordered that any prosecution of a journalist for offences related to national security must have his approval.
Australia is the only Western democracy without some form of charter of rights legislated by parliament or entrenched in the constitution. Lukas Coch/AAP

Why an Australian charter of rights is a matter of national urgency

We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.

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