Peter Greste on Australian Media Freedom
Australians like to think they live in a free country. The truth is, many of our most precious liberties are not explicitly protected by law. This includes one of the most important hallmarks of our liberal democracy: a free media.
With journalistic freedom curbed in recent years due to restrictions stipulated in national security legislation, it’s time we drew a line in a sand and legislate.
Tess Connery talked to the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom’s spokesperson, Peter Greste, about their campaign for a media freedom bill.
Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and was imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days due to his reporting for Al Jazeera. He currently serves as UNESCO’s chair for journalism and communications.