'Jesus, am I going to be next?': Press freedom under attack

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Published Jun 13, 2019, 1:39 AM

For whistleblowers, journalists and democracy, it’s been a confronting few weeks.

Last week many of us were disturbed to see the Australian Federal Police raiding two media outlets - News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC - using the fig leaf of protecting our national security.

This is week Investigations Editor Michael Bachelard speaks with two of the country’s most decorated investigative journalists - Adele Ferguson and Nick McKenzie - about the obstacles they face in breaking the stories that matter to all Australians.


Michael Bachelard, Investigations Editor, The Age


Adele Ferguson, senior business reporter, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Nick McKenzie, Deputy Investigations Editor, The Age

Johan Lidberg, Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University

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