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Coronavirus underscores the crucial role – and responsibility – of the free press in a crisis

Sometimes it takes deeply shocking events to remind us why we need certain social institutions to work freely and effectively

We’re now not just having a pandemic, but we’ve also had a drought and a catastrophic bushfire season to underscore – in red ink – just how important it is to…

  • Peter Greste
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

In each of the crises from the Summer of Hell, the most valuable thing of all – the thing that saves lives and limits the crises – is consistent high-quality information.

This is not to suggest that good information alone will quench the flames or resuscitate a patient, but it alerts those at risk of a…

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