2018 MEAA Press Freedom Survey

Taking the temperature on press freedom in Australia in 2018.

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Press freedom in Australia has gradually been eroded in recent years by national security laws, a culture by the courts of suppressing information, the absence of unified protections for whistleblowers and journalists across the states, and by archaic defamation laws which place the onus of proof on publishers. 

MEAA is an active campaigner for press freedom in Australia, and we want to hear from you about what you regard as the most important issues for press freedom.

This survey is open to people working in the media, whether MEAA members or not, and to media consumers. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete.

The survey is completely anonymous, but there is the opportunity to voluntarily provide further details at the end of the survey if you wish.