Damning report on Australia's Media (Russell Darroch)
Index slams Australia's media freedom
Australia has ranked dismally in a global index on media freedom released by Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Australia could only manage 41st position in RSF's third annual index of press freedom, lagging behind some former Eastern bloc nations, including Hungary (28), Czech Republic (19) and Poland (32).
Regional neighbour New Zealand placed a respectable ninth and was one of only three nations outside Europe to rank in the top 20. [continues]
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Margo was far more 'spot on' than even she might have feared :-(
There is a lot to fix in Australia 2004 ... sad, but let's get on with it!