FREE SPEECH, THE MEDIA AND THE WHOLE DAMNED THING

Following the scandals in the UK surrounding the News of the World newspaper and its subsequent demise, plus the publicity surrounding the activities of the Murdoch empire,  here in Australia there has been discussion of the right to free speech. This has been taken up by the Greens Party,  Rob Oakshott, independent member for Lyne … More FREE SPEECH, THE MEDIA AND THE WHOLE DAMNED THING

FEARLESSNESS

On my Facebook page today, I re-posted a comment by the Mayor of Oslo in response to the awful bombing and shootings in Norway last week.  I’ll re-print it here: “We will punish the guilty.  The punishment will be more generosity, more tolerance, more democracy.” This, to me, is the fearless response to the actions … More FEARLESSNESS