Australian newspapers redact front pages to protest media curbs

Front pages of major Australian newspapers show a 'Your right to know" campaign, in Canberra, Australia, October 21, 2019. Australia's biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted to protest against recent legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually tribal media industry. AAP Image/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted, in a protest against legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually partisan media industry. Australia has no constitutional safeguards for free speech, although the government added a provision to protect whistleblowers when […]

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