Victoria Police censored vital media coverage of Melbourne’s protests by banning the live-streaming of aerial footage, according to Digital Editor Jack Houghton.
On Wednesday the Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved a Victoria Police ban of all helicopters bar their own flying over Melbourne CBD.
“A media blackout,” Mr Houghton said.
“A pathetic attempt by an over-zealous police force which lost control of its own city.
“You deserve to know what’s happening in your city every moment of every day, and in my experience, police only ever want you to stop filming when they are worried about stuffing something up.”