Proposed amendments to the Criminal Code Act of 1995 will make it impossible for media organisations to accurately report on what governments do behind closed doors, writes Jacob Andrewartha.
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks is facing extradition from the UK to the USA in an unprecedented Espionage Act prosecution. His crimes? Engaging in journalistic activity to expose war crimes committed by the USA. If convicted, he faces 175 years in jail. Essentially a death sentence for telling the truth.