Latest news from Press Freedom

Built on integrity. Powered by creativity.


World Press Freedom Day 2022: government must show its commitment through action, not just words

The next Australian government must recommit to press freedom by putting in place overdue reforms to support public interest journalism ...
Read More

US and Australian Press Clubs join in calling for the release of MEAA member Cheng Lei

US and Australian press leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned the ongoing detention and secretive prosecution of journalist Cheng Lei ...
Read More

MEAA condemns targeting of journalists by police and protesters

/ #MEAAMedia, #pressfreedom, Featured, News
Journalists should be able to go about their work informing the public without facing assault from police or protesters, says ...
Read More

Government must immediately offer refuge to Afghan media workers

/ #MEAAMedia, #pressfreedom, Featured, News
MEAA, together with the International Federation of Journalists, has called on the Australian Government to take urgent action to provide ...
Read More

Support Burmese journalists in exile

/ #MEAAMedia, #pressfreedom
Since the military coup in February, independent journalism in Myanmar has been forced underground ...
Read More

Reporting protests and accrediting MEAA Media members

MEAA and Victoria Police have had positive discussions following concerns raised by the union about new media accreditation requirements at ...
Read More

World Press Freedom Day 2021: hostility towards journalists is on the rise

Journalists are fearful that increased harassment, abuse and violence directed towards them during the Covid-19 pandemic could become the new ...
Read More

Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook’s ham-fisted handling of its news sharing ban in Australia – which initially blocked crucial community information and health and ...
Read More

Assange extradition decision a huge relief; US must now end prosecution

/ #MEAAMedia, #pressfreedom
MEAA, the union for Australian journalists, welcomes today’s decision by a British judge to prevent the extradition to the United ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More