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Journalists call for legislation to protect press freedom and the public’s right to know

Prominent Australian journalists have issued a public call for urgent changes to the law to provide better protection for whistleblowers ...
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Second AFP raid a disturbing ‘new normal’ that seeks to criminalise journalism

Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a ...
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Police raid on a journalist’s home

This morning’s raid by Federal Police on the home of a respected Canberra Press Gallery journalist is an outrageous attack ...
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New Assange charges pose a threat to press freedom

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MEAA has renewed calls for the Australian and United Kingdom governments to oppose moves to extradite WikiLeaks founder and publisher ...
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Candidates urged to back local newspapers

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MEAA is calling on federal election candidates in a swathe of rural and regional Australian seats to oppose any job ...
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The public’s right to know

The foreword to the MEAA report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2019 ...
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‘We can stop the spread of disinformation!’

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Freelance journalist and filmmaker Yaara Bou Melhem has won two UN Media Peace Awards and several Walkley Awards for her ...
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MEAA opposes US extradition of Assange

On Thursday April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange was arrested by police in London. MEAA has written ...
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Support for journalist victims of harassment

MEAA's Digital Committee - delegates at digital workplaces campaigning for better jobs and conditions in digital media - have released ...
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MEAA statement to the inquiry into political interference in the ABC

Statement by MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy to a public hearing of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee as ...
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