Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest secrecy laws


Monday’s front page of every Australian newspaper.

United campaign by media companies highlights government moves to penalise whistleblowing and criminalise journalism.

The front page of every newspaper in Australia was blacked out on Monday as part of a campaign against moves by successive federal governments to penalise whistleblowing and, in some cases, criminalise journalism.

The campaign, by the Australia’s Right to Know Coalition, follows raids on the ABC’s Sydney headquarters and the home of a News Corp journalist in June, the legality of which is being challenged in the high court.

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