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The Value of a Free Press: Supporting Public Interest Journalism in Norway and Australia

Norway sits atop the World Press Freedom Index, thanks in part to its innovative policies of ‘press support’ for newspapers in cities, as well as its strong protections for freedom of the press.

This webinar will explore the following questions: How can Norway’s approach practically help Australia to achieve greater diversity in its highly concentrated media landscape with diminishing local newsrooms, so as to ensure a full and fair range of viewpoints in public debate? How can Australia improve its protections for public interest journalism and what can Norway learn from Australia’s world-leading News Media Bargaining Code about regulating Big Tech platforms such as Google and Facebook?

Date of the event: 2 February 2023, 6pm - 7pm AEDT / 8am - 9am CET