Social Issues

Should there be greater protection for Journalistic Freedom?

Social Issues
No Government likes to have their dirty laundry put out in the public but following the raids recently of a NewsCorp Journalist and the ABC Offices, Australia seems to be more in tune with the dictatorships we usually criticise for impeding media freedoms than a democracy that supports openness and a free press.

To ensure that we remain a nation where a Free Press is guaranteed do we need to have Greater Protections to ensure Journalistic Freedoms where reporting on the Government and Government departments is concerned?