Around the world, governments have been struggling to balance the tension between national security and media freedom. This project seeks to chart and analyze the various ways selected countries across the OECD have experimented with that balance, and the impact of those choices on both media freedom and security. A student will be working along with the team of researchers conducted by UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste. Lessons taken from this analysis will support a research agenda looking into issues of press freedom, particularly within Australia.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To meet the Graduate School admissions requirements for a Ph.D., applicants must provide evidence of the following:
A bachelor’s degree with at least honors class IIA or equivalent from established universities, which includes a relevant research component; or
A research master’s degree; or
A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes a relevant research component; or
A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with proved research experience equivalent to honors IIA will be considered for Ph.D. entry on a case by case basis; or
A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.