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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.

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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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