Thursday, May 10, 2007

Australia's Right To Know - an initiative that needs to succeed

'AUSTRALIA'S largest newspaper, television and radio companies today will set aside their traditional rivalries to unite behind a new public campaign designed to protect free speech.

Fairfax Media, publisher of The Age, News Ltd, FreeTV representing free-to-air television networks, the ABC and SBS, and commercial radio broadcasters will argue that free speech is being eroded through more than 500 federal and state laws and regulations.

The media coalition will fund a national study outlining current restrictions on expression, which will be used as the basis for a new public campaign...'

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