Information access and Wikileaks
Freedom of information and public interest issues
Climate change reporting
Reporting war and conflict
Johan teaches Journalism Law and Ethics and Investigative Reporting. His main research areas are Freedom of Information, access to information and media accountability, journalism ethics and media coverage of climate change.
Johan Lidberg's Articles
Australia's civil liberty threat
The recent police raids on the ABC and News Corp go beyond free speech and media freedom – they're further proof of Australia's democratic decline.
'New low' for journalism?
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, a barrage of criticism aimed at Labor; News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
Episode 13: The question of retaliation
We explore retaliation against criminals, cyberbullies and whistle-blowers to determine if the concept of an eye for an eye still has a place in our changing world.
Free press, civil liberties at risk if new anti-terror bill passes
Anti-terror and security laws are making it harder for journalists and whistleblowers to act.
Journalism's fight to keep it real
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
Sex, confessions and a rush to condemn
Social media has become a threat to due legal process and the presumption of innocence.