Without a free press, we don't have democracy.
This week’s raids by the Australian Federal Police on ABC headquarters and a journalist’s home strike at the heart of press freedom in our democracy.
Journalists and whistleblowers who speak up about the horrors of our refugee policies or potential war crimes committed by our troops overseas should be thanked, not punished. Yet the Government is seeking to silence them with the threat of criminal prosecution.
How can we ensure accountability when the Government operates under a shroud of secrecy?
The Human Rights Law Centre is tenaciously advocating to reform dangerous laws that criminalise journalists and whistleblowers and give law enforcement agencies excessive surveillance powers without adequate oversight.
With your support, we will continue to fight for press freedom and the brave whistleblowers who reveal injustices.
Thanks for standing with us.
Human Rights Law Centre