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Paul Farrell

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The chilling effect: the report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2017

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance's annual report into press freedom in Australia outlines the challenges faced by journalists and media organisations. In the survey produced for the report, almost half of the respondents (48%) said they’d experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in the...
Audio podcast

How Guardian Australia broke the Nauru files story – Behind the Lines podcast

The Guardian journalists discuss their handling of more than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. Journalists spent several months combing through the Nauru files which set out the assaults, sexual violence, self-harm attempts...
Commentary

The Nauru files: 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention

More than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru – totalling more than 8,000 pages – are published by the Guardian today. The Nauru files set out as never before the assaults, sexual abuse...
Video

New news: LEAK! Why do people leak, and why should they?

Most important journalism depends, to some extent, on who breaks the rules to give confidential information to journalists. Sometimes they are breaking the law. Can such action ever be justified? What motivates leakers, and should the law protect them? What would happen if no one...