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Australia U2 frontman Bono declares 'truth is the bedrock' during Australian tour and says he stands by journalists after AFP raids on the media

05:25  19 november  2019
05:25  19 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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U 2 frontman Bono declares ' truth is the bedrock ' during Australian tour and says he stands by journalists after AFP raids on the media . U 2 frontman Bono threw his weight behind journalists fighting for media reform. Speaking to a 40,000-strong crowd in Brisbane he promoted Right To Know.

Video: U 2 frontman Bono declares ' truth is the bedrock ' during Australian tour and says he stands by journalists after AFP raids on the media . U 2 frontman Bono dedicates song to brave firefighters at U 2 's concert in Brisbane, Australia.

a man standing in front of a stage: U2 frontman Bono told a 40,000-strong crowd in Brisbane he stood by journalists fighting for media reform© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited U2 frontman Bono told a 40,000-strong crowd in Brisbane he stood by journalists fighting for media reform U2 frontman Bono used his opening concert on the Australian leg of his Joshua Tree tour to throw his support behind journalists fighting for media freedom.

Bono, real name Paul David Hewson, said the Australian federal government's heavy-handed approach to journalists and whistleblowers was 'dangerous'.

'Truth is the bedrock... and journalists are its guardian angels,' he told 40,000 cheering fans in Brisbane last week.

The band aim to be well versed in the political issues of the countries they visit, and Bono had reportedly asked to learn more about the Right To Know campaign, which Daily Mail Australia is a part of.

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U 2 frontman and humanitarian Bono has blasted Tony Abbott for not joining the global fight against Frontman lambasted Tony Abbott for not providing aid to West Africa. Said the government's Australian Medical Association president Associate Professor Brian Owler calls on government to tackle He said the nurse in Cairns, who had quarantined herself after showing signs of fever, had

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Media outlets across the country are fighting for reformed Freedom of Information and defamation laws, and for protections for journalists tasked with reporting matters of national security.

Federal police raided the Canberra home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the Sydney headquarters of the ABC in June.

The back-to-back raids were in relation to separate stories based on leaked government information.

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“ Bono was legitimately outraged and upset,” says Phil Joanou, director of the band’s “Rattle and Hum” tour documentary, which would be released “The band heard about it, and they followed the news during the day. The mood before the show was very somber.” As U 2 began a powerful version of the

Ms Smethurst's story was based on leaked documents which proposed allowing the ASD to spy on Australians without a warrant.

a woman looking at the camera: Australian Federal Police officers searched the home, computer and mobile phone of Canberra-based News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst in June© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Australian Federal Police officers searched the home, computer and mobile phone of Canberra-based News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst in June

U2 also took a moment to acknowledge Australia's firefighters in the midst of an 'unprecedented' bushfire season.

'For the firefighters, putting themselves in danger to keep us alive, let's let it go,' he yelled out to an exuberant crowd before launching into a cover of Midnight Oil's Beds are Burning.

Bono encouraged the sold-out crowd to be united with the rest of the world in their fight for survival.

'The way we live in one place, affects life in every other place,' he said. 'None of us is really an island.

'From rising sea levels in one country to catastrophic fires in yours, big crisis, global crisis but we can put out these fires if we act together as one.'

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