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Assange case “sets terrifying precedent”, says lawyer

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During a recent visit to Australia, Jennifer Robinson, legal adviser to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sat down with MEAA to ...
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Laws need reform to ensure press freedom

MEAA chief executive Paul Murphy has told a Parliamentary inquiry that there is an urgent need to overhaul Australia's laws ...
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Media groups calls for reform to protect press freedom

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The Australia’s Right To Know media industry lobbying group, which includes MEAA, has recommended a complete review of laws that ...
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MEAA welcomes ACCC digital platforms report

The final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry has laid out in stark terms the ...
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MEAA writes to Premier Palaszscuk urging French TV crew charges be dropped

UPDATE: On Thursday July 25, Queensland Police Service said they were dropping the trespass charges against the French TV crew ...
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MEAA calls on China to release Australian journalist

Update - on Saturday July 20 China's Foreign Ministry responded to MEAA: "The Australian national Yang Jun is suspected of ...
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Parliamentary committee’s track record fails on press freedom

The Government’s press freedom inquiry will only delay urgent changes needed to protect the role of journalists and whistleblowers ...
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MEAA resolutions on Assange and AFP raids passed by IFJ Congress

At the International Federation of Journalists' 30th World Congress in Tunis, affiliated unions unanimously supported MEAA's resolutions condemning the AFP ...
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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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