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Why have Australian newspapers blacked out their front pages?

Australian newspapers have blacked out their front pages as part of a nationwide campaign for media freedom. They say the government's strict security legislation prevents them from keeping the public properly informed. The unprecedented action was triggered by raids on the home of a journalist and on the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, after the publication of stories based on leaked classified information. The 'Your Right to Know' campaign says that without a free media, abuses of power and corruption cannot be exposed. Fergus Hunter is the education and communications reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, he has been speaking to BBC Newsday's Alan Kasujja.

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