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DETENTION OF CHENG LEI STATEMENT

The Board of the National Press Club of Australia calls for the release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei from detention in China so she can return home to her family.

DAN OAKES DECISION WELCOME BUT JOURNALISM PROTECTIONS MUST BE STRENGTHENED.

The National Press Club is relieved to see the decision not to prosecute ABC reporter Dan Oakes, but this case highlights the urgent need for reform of laws that enable the criminalisation of journalism.

These laws have a chilling effect on the right of journalists to carry out their jobs, and to report without fear or favour.

National Press Club calls on the Malaysian Government to immediately stop intimidating Australian and Al Jazeera Journalists

The Board of National Press Club of Australia calls on the democratically elected government of Malaysia to immediately cease its criminal investigation into five Australian journalists and one Al Jazerra journalist over its short documentary 101 East about migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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2021

Malcolm Turnbull

FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

'Address to the National Press Club'

Malcolm Turnbull, former Prime Minister of Australia, addresses the National Press Club.

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Paul Fletcher MP

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

'Governing in the Internet Age'

Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, addresses the National Press Club for the Launch of his new book, 'Governing in the Internet Age'.

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