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Australia - Australia suppresses coverage of refugees on national security grounds

Reporters without borders
Australia's Border Force Act, which took effect on 30 June, reflects a disturbing desire to deny access to information about the often deplorable treatment of refugees in detention centres by classifying this information as “protected” on national security grounds. Approved by the two main political parties, the act provides for two-year jail terms for “entrusted persons” working in Australia's refugee detention centres – including the centres on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific (...)

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