More on John Howard's apology
Australia's Prime Minister represses satire against him
More on John Howard's apology as we reported a few days ago. Government orders spoof site shut. Thanks Mary Ann for the link.
Even though this country has terrible defamation laws that protect villains, this is the first instance in my lifetime in which I have heard of an Australian politician suppressing satire and parody.
It's a very disturbing development in a country that once boasted one of the world's most free presses, and a brilliant tradition of political satire. And it's a development that I feel should be widely condemned and discussed.
Support free speech in every country; support Richard Neville's site. The apology is here or here in PDF
More on Richard Neville and the Oz Trial of 1971 in which he figured prominently. Richard is pictured, above.
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