Your Right to Know campaign

Lebbo73

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Bit rich hearing Joyce lecture the press on gaining trust when he was the beneficiary of their protection during his byelection. I'm not sure the good people of New England would have returned an adulterous meth head had they been given the full information.
Agree with the first sentence. As for the next, Joyce was returned at the last election in a landslide.
 

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Perhaps this opens a wider discussion - basically what the press needs to be and have.

Yes - protect and encourage whistleblowing. Doubt too many would argue with that - but, that's another issue entirely.

Let's look at how all facets of the media uses "sources" or as Caroline Wilson uses "thources". Is that issue somehow intertwined in all of this?
Do we need more investigative journalism? You bet we do.
Does there need to be accountability for journalists and editors - absolutely.
 

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IA not falling for newscorps bullshit


News Corp was very happy to support vastly increased “anti-terrorism” powers for law enforcement bodies and was instrumental in supporting Home Affairs czar Peter Dutton failed bid become prime minister last year. Only now, however, has it leapt into action to defend “press freedom” It appears that News Corp is indifferent about the rights of Australian citizens and others, such as refugees, only being concerned about its own journalists and their sources.
 
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This is one of those issues where cynacism is self destructive.

The ability for media to access information is the foundation. Any issues you may have on how the news reports that information is completley irrelevant.
 

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I brought this up in another thread but also applies to this thread.
CIVICUS has downgraded Australia from an "open" nation to a "narrow" nation. Just highlighting a worrying trend of overreach by the Government. Even more worrying is that there has been nothing said by the mainstream media or the ABC. Only places I have found reporting this is The Guardian and the Human Rights Law Centre. SBS has now reported on the findings as well.

Why aren't all media outlets reporting on this? Definitely something Australian's need to know about, yet the mainstream is ignoring it so far. Which flies in the face of the "Your Right to Know" campaign and why I was so cynical towards it.


 

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I brought this up in another thread but also applies to this thread.
CIVICUS has downgraded Australia from an "open" nation to a "narrow" nation. Just highlighting a worrying trend of overreach by the Government. Even more worrying is that there has been nothing said by the mainstream media or the ABC. Only places I have found reporting this is The Guardian and the Human Rights Law Centre. SBS has now reported on the findings as well.

Why aren't all media outlets reporting on this? Definitely something Australian's need to know about, yet the mainstream is ignoring it so far. Which flies in the face of the "Your Right to Know" campaign and why I was so cynical towards it.


Does your right to know mean that it is compulsory for every media outlet to report on what interests you in particular? I see that you found what you were after and then shared it with the rest of us. Carry on.
 

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Does your right to know mean that it is compulsory for every media outlet to report on what interests you in particular? I see that you found what you were after and then shared it with the rest of us. Carry on.
You don't think that it's in everyone's best interest to know about stories like this, get it out into the public that our rights are being infringed upon? I wouldn't classify this as a niche story that only I'm interested in either.
 

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