Journalist who exposed Harvey Weinstein allegations says freedom of speech laws make ‘stark difference’ to publishing

Investigative reporting in the US that sparked the global #MeToo movement would not have been possible anywhere else in the world, even in developed countries such as Australia, the New Yorker journalist Ronan Farrow has said.

Farrow, whose investigation last October exposed sexual harassment and assault allegations against the Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, told a Melbourne writers’ festival event on Thursday night there were “stark differences” in what could be published in his country compared with the UK and Australia, which do not have first amendment protections for freedom of the press.

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