The Finklestein report has recommended the establishment of a new body to replace the Australian Press Council. The News Media Council would be a statutory body, government funded, membership of which would be compulsory for every broadcaster, newspaper and online publisher or even the smallest newsletter. The new council would have the power to require a news media outlet to publish an apology, correction or retraction or give a right of reply. It would also be able to dictate the manner and placing of the apology.Source
Set up by The Government
Funded by The Government
Members appointed by The Government
Sounds like Government taking the 'Keys to Freedom'
In episode #1 of the ‘Forbidden History’ trilogy Topher takes a stand on freedom of speech, using some of history’s most unpopular people to show that free speech is worth it, no matter what the price. 'The Forbidden History of Unpopular People' briefly surveys the history of these 'unpopular people' and shows us why we need EVERYONE to be free to speak their mind. We need ALL people to be able to say what THEY believe to be true, even if NO ONE ELSE agrees with them. EVERYONE should be free to disagree with each other, argue over the evidence, declare each other to be wrong and argue in favor of their point of view to their hearts content!Topher Field looks at some unpopular people that were silenced: