Recent incidents

Journalist shoved by police while covering protest

Seven News reporter Paul Dowsley was pushed by police while covering a climate protest in Melbourne. In a video posted to Twitter a group of Victoria Police officers can be seen shoving Dowsley as he attempts to pass them. “Do you mind? I’m walking here” he can be heard repeatedly saying, as a male officer … Read More

Cameroonian journalist denied a visa

A Cameroonian journalist and press freedom activist has been denied a visa to speak in Australia. Mimi Mefo Takambou was invited to speak to the Integrity 20 conference at Griffith University, Brisbane, on Friday 25 October. She was to give a keynote titled Without Fear or Favour and then participate in a panel discussion about … Read More

University sues after whistleblower speaks to media

Murdoch University is suing an academic after he blew the whistle on falling admission standards. Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk spoke to Four Corners for an investigation into international student admissions which aired in May 2019. He said that universities are setting students up to fail when they enrol those without the necessary language skills. He … Read More

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