State of Press Freedom in 2014: Secrecy and Surveillance
MEAA’s annual report into the state of press freedom is now available online.
The report covers whistleblower protection, access to asylum seekers, star chambers, metadata, the ABC, redundancies and much more.
“Over the past year, the threats to press freedom have become more insidious,” says MEAA federal secretary Christopher Warren.
“Revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest that metadata surveillance will make it increasingly difficult for journalists and confidential sources to safely interact without the source’s identity, and the story itself, being compromised.”