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Freedom of the press under scrutiny in Australia

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New research shows three-quarters of Australians believe journalists should be protected from prosecution - but what happens when society's right to know is compromised? A Senate communications committee is currently investigating the issue of press freedom and whistle-blower protection as journalists face increased scrutiny while doing their jobs.

Abdullah Alikhil says the media in his home country of Afghanistan is suffering because of war and conflict.

Now he's surprised debate about the future of the media in Australia - in particular about press freedom - has grown louder here.

 

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