Grattan on Friday: Media freedom joins the current ‘freedoms’ agenda

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Scott Morrison is very concerned to protect freedom of religion, and many Liberals tell us we don’t have enough safeguards for freedom of speech.

  • Michelle Grattan
  • The Conversation

Now the prime minister has on his hands a massive, unexpected and, for him, unwelcome argument about media freedom.

The public’s right to know is one issue at stake in the furore over the police raids on the home of a News Corp journalist and on the ABC’s Sydney headquarters, as is a government’s right to protect confidential information.

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