Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
The nation's major newspapers censor their front pages.
Wow, that's pretty serious.
Are you sure you even want to be talking about this story?
|PHOTO: Front pages of the nation's major newspapers feature campaigns for press freedom. (ABC News: Matthew Doran)|
20th Oct 2019 - The nation's media companies have redacted their front pages to highlight the constraints on media organisations under strict national security legislation.
National mastheads, including The Australian and the Financial Review, ran special covers on Monday morning arguing the media is subject to a regime of intense government secrecy and the threat of criminal charges for journalists doing their job.
The nation's broadcasters began running campaigns on air during their Sunday prime time line-ups, depicting redacted Freedom of Information requests and arguing the media cannot fulfil its duty in keeping the public informed if its work is being hampered.
The Right To Know coalition, of which the ABC is a member, is behind the campaign, calling for the decriminalisation of public interest journalism, and greater protection for the media and whistleblowers.
It was the front page of my paper yesterday, too.
What's happened is that the sheer evil of what's been happening in Afghanistan has come to light.
But it should not have been any surprise - this is the way that the US does it. Rip everything up until you find collaborators prepared to hand over all the national wealth for their personal safety.