A diverse media leads to stronger freedom of expression: Amnesty International

Amnesty International Australia has told a parliamentary inquiry that a more diverse media leads to a better protected and a stronger right to freedom of expression.

The Senate-referred inquiry into the state of media diversity, independence and reliability in Australia to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee in late 2020.

Amnesty International Australia has recommended that a Federal Human Rights Act that would protect freedom of expression, and in turn increase media diversity in Australia. The submission also included recommendations around media ownership laws and changes to other media regulations.