Your Right to Know

Australia’s leading newspapers and media organisations banded together this week to take a stand for press freedom.

Newspapers The Australian, Herald Sun, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Guardian all blacked out their front covers and websites on Monday morning, as part of the Australia’s Right to Know campaign.

The ABC, SBS, News Corp, Nine, and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance are also among the organisations taking part.

The move comes as part of a push for legislative change to help protect journalists reporting in the public’s interest, following the concerning raids made by the Federal Police on ABC headquarters earlier this year.

As quoted in The Daily Telegraph, ‘Every day the Australian Government makes decisions about what is in the public interest – stopping reporters from letting you know what is happening in our country.’

You can read more here at The Age, or visit the Your Right to Know site.