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National security laws and media closures ‘threaten press freedoms’


Academic says most Australians are unaware of challenges that are undermining news coverage

 Australia’s news media is increasingly under threat from “a raft of national security laws” that have placed restrictions on investigative reporting, a leading journalism academic has warned.

Jock Cheetham, a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in regional New South Wales, says most Australians are not aware of these increased surveillance laws.

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