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Why freedom of the press matters

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
Updated June 26 2021 - 1:32am, first published June 25 2021 - 6:00pm
Journalism is a public good - like street lighting, scientific research, national defence and having a population vaccinated against COVID-19. Picture: Shutterstock

Australia has a robust democracy, but it has become clear that freedom of the press is under attack.


Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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