Press freedom in danger as Australia slides

Every year, the World Press Freedom Index evaluates the situation for journalists in 180 countries. This year it warns that the next 10 years will be decisive for the future of journalism – particularly on the back of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Looking back at last year, the report states: “The Asia-Pacific region saw the greatest rise in press freedom violations. Australia used to be the regional model but is now characterised by its threats to the confidentiality of sources and to investigative journalism.”

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