What does the future of journalism in Australia look like? The disruption to journalism in the next twenty years will likely be greater than we’ve seen in the last twenty. The #FutureofJournalism series explores our options.
If we don’t know where we are heading, how can we create a pathway to get there? The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, in this fortnightly series, interviews leading thinkers on this from around the world.
The future of journalism is inextricably linked to national security: the greater the need to protect the secrets of governments, the greater the need to protect press freedom. So what protections do journalists need?
Dr. Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, a University of Queensland School of Law lecturer, researches the impact of national security laws on press freedom. She says there have been 82 anti-terrorism laws legislated in Australia since 9/11. Here we canvas the negative impact of that on the future of journalism and one way to counter it.