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ACCC’s draft code for platforms is welcome but needs work

Australia’s union for journalists, MEAA, welcomes the draft bargaining code on digital platforms released today ...
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Standing up for regional and community media

Over 200 regional and community papers have stopped or suspended printing in the space of two months, and further job cuts ...
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World Press Freedom Day 2020: reform is needed to protect journalism and the right to know

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Today is World Press Freedom Day but there is little for us to celebrate here in Australia ...
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MEAA condemns regional newspaper closures

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At a time when fast and accurate information is more important than ever, media owners have an obligation to do ...
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Did News and Nine decide to close AAP to damage media rivals? 600 AAP staff deserve answers

The majority shareholders of AAP Newswire must be upfront with workers and subscribers about whether they had an agenda to ...
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Closing AAP Newswire is irresponsible; government must act to rein in digital giants

The decision to close the AAP Newswire business in June and its Pagemasters sub-editing operation in August is a gross ...
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The ABC warrant case shows the system is broken

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The ABC’s decision today to end the appeal process against the warrant used to raid its offices demonstrates that the ...
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Assange case ‘an attack on truth’: WikiLeaks editor

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The editor in chief and spokesman for WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, visited Australia in December to lobby journalists and policitians to ...
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MEAA guidelines for reporting hate speech and extremism

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MEAA is concerned at the rise of hate speech in Australia ...
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Journalists cannot and will not reveal their sources

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A current defamation claim in the Federal Court is seeking to compel two senior investigative journalists to reveal their confidential ...
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