Publications

Below is a selection of my publications.

Books

Lidberg, J., 2009, The International Freedom of Information Index: The Promise and Practice of FOI Laws, VDM, Germany.

Book Chapters

Lidberg, J., 2007, Freedom of information Banana Republics and the freedom of information index, in Right to Information – Indian and International Perspective, eds Nimma Sudarshan, Icfai University Press, India, pp. 191-218.

Journal Articles

Knowles, S., Phillips, G., Lidberg, J.K.E., 2016, Reporting the global financial crisis: A longitudinal tri-nation study of mainstream financial journalism, Journalism Studies [P], issue In Press, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon UK, pp. 1-19.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2015, Next generation Freedom of Information – from ‘pull’ to ‘push’: A comparative study, Australian Journalism Review [P], vol 37, issue 1, Journalism Education Association, Magill SA Australia, pp. 81-90.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2013, From freedom to right – where will freedom of information go in the age of WikiLeaks, Australian Journalism Review [P], vol 35, issue 2, Journalism Education Associacion, Magill SA Australia, pp. 73-85.

Lidberg, J.K.E., Hirst, M., 2013, In the shadow of phone hacking: Media accountability inquiries in Australia, The Political Economy of Communication [E], vol 1, issue 1, International Association for Media and Communication Research, http://www.polecom.org/index.php/polecom/index, pp. 111-121.

Knowles, S., Phillips, G., Lidberg, J.K.E., 2013, The framing of the global financial crisis 2005-2008: A cross-country comparison of the US, UK and Australia, Australian Journalism Review [P], vol 35, issue 2, Journalism Education Associacion, Magill SA Australia, pp. 59-72.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2012, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ – Australian media industry attitudes to regulation and accountability reforms, Pacific Journalism Review [P], vol 18, issue 2, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, pp. 68-88.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2012, Trust and transparency, Pacific Journalism Review [P], vol 18, issue 2, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, pp. 6-12.

Lidberg, J., 2011, A one-stop shop for grievances: Norway’s self-regulation model as a way to rebuild trust in Australian journalism, Australian Journalism Review [P], vol 33, issue 2, Journalism Education Associacion, Australia, pp. 129-143.

Lidberg, J., 2009, The international freedon of information index: A watchdog of transparency in practice, Nordicom Review [P], vol 30, issue 1, Nordicoma, Sweden, pp. 167-182.

Lidberg, J., McHoul, A., 2003, Freedom of information as a journalistic tool – a comparative study between Western Australia and Sweden, The UTS Law Review [P], vol 5, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 101-118.

Lidberg, J., Phillips, G., Tanner, S., 2003, The freedom of information index: Measuring the gap between the promise and practice of freedom of information legislation, Freedom of Information Review [P], vol 108, issue December, Legal Service Bulletin Co-Operative Ltd., Australia, pp. 88-94.

Lidberg, J., 2001, Freedom of information as a journalistic tool – a comparative study between Western Australia and Sweden, Freedom of Information Review [P], vol 95, issue October, Legal Service Bulletin Co-Operative Ltd., Australia, pp. 42-43.

PhD thesis

‘Keeping the Bastards honest’ – the Promise the Practice of Freedom of Information legislation

Other (selected)

Lidberg, J.K.E, 2015, Deadlock: Assange v Sweden, Who Will Take The Next Step?, New Matilda, https://newmatilda.com/2015/02/07/deadlock-assange-vs-sweden-who-will-take-next-step

Lidberg, J.K.E, 2014, FOI reform needed in Victoria amid East West Link fallout, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/foi-reform-needed-in-victoria-amid-east-west-link-fallout-35666

Lidberg, J.K.E, 2014, Transparency trade off means FOI will get more expensive, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/transparency-trade-off-means-foi-will-get-more-expensive-26742

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2013, Journalists McKenzie and Baker go unshielded before demands to reveal sources, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/journalists-mckenzie-and-baker-go-unshielded-before-demands-to-reveal-s4.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2013, Pennells decision a win for source protection and investigative journalism, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/pennells-decision-a-win-for-source-protection-and-investigative-journal5.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2012, Information tied up despite FOI reform, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/information-tied-up-despite-foi-reform-9861.

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2012, Media needs improved access to asylum seekers in detention: experts, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/media-needs-improved-access-to-asylum-seekers-in-detention-experts-10136.

Carson, A., Wake, A., McNair, B., Lidberg, J.K.E., 2012, The Finkelstein Inquiry into media regulation: Experts respond, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/the-finkelstein-inquiry-into-media-regulation-experts-respond-5675.

‘Trust and transparency’, Editorial, Pacific Journalism Review for themed issue, Vol 18 (2), 2012, pp. 6-9

‘Australia’s two speed FOI’, Walkley Magazine, Issue 71, May-June, 2012, p. 28

‘Australia’s two speed FOI’, Kicking at the cornerstone of democracy – the state of press freedom in Australia 2012, report Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, May 8, 2012. http://issuu.com/meaa/docs/press_freedom_2012

‘Media self-regulation: the Norway way’, The Drum, Nov 11, 2011, http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3660378.html

‘Media self-regulation isn’t Rocket Science’, New Matilda, Aug 17, 2011, http://newmatilda.com/2011/08/16/media-selfregulation-isnt-rocket-science. Re-published in Pacific Media Centre, Aug 21, 2011, http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/australia-rebuilding-public-trust-media-and-journalism-isnt-rocket-science-7582

Lidberg, J.K.E., 2010, Government secrecy provided fertile ground for WikiLeaks, The Sunday Morning Herald, The Sunday Morning Herald, http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/government-secrecy-provided-fertile-groundl.

‘Government secrecy provided fertile ground for Wikileaks’, The Age, December 20, 2010, p. 13. Online version in National Times, www.theage.com.au/nationaltimes.

‘Getting information in WA proves a debacle’, opinion piece, The West Australian, December 15, 2009

‘Bush fires in Victoria’ – Summary report for Swedish Broadcasting Corporation Current Affairs, February 9, 2009.

‘Yes Minister, society needs FOI, The West Australian, opinion piece, November 22, 2007.

Lidberg, J., 2006, The Demographic Bomb Part I,  Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Karlstad, Sweden.

Lidberg, J., 2006, The Demographic Bomb Part II, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Karlstad, Sweden.

Lidberg, J., 2006, Three Years of Private Health – What’s the Outcome?, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Karlstad, Sweden.

‘Pulling the Plug on FOI’, New Matilda (on-line Australian magazine covering politics and current affairs), 28 November, 2006

‘FOI sigh’, Mediawatch, ABC, 2006

The FOI Index: Measuring the gap between promise and practice – Freedom of Information Review, No 108, December, 2003

FOI in WA and Sweden: UTS Law Review, 2003