MEAA opening remarks to Senate select committee inquiry into Future of Public Interest Journalism

Opening remarks made by MEAA CEO Paul Murphy appearing at a public hearing in Sydney of the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism in Sydney, May 17 2017. See the complete Hansard transcript here ...
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Timor Leste journalists facing jail for defamation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in strongly condemning the latest development in the slanderous denunciation case against Timor Leste journalists Oki Raimundos and Lourenco Martins. The IFJ, MEAA and SEAJU call for ...
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Government needs to show it values our film and TV industry

Australia’s $3 billion film and television industry needs greater leadership and support from the government to demonstrate the arts are valued in this country, says the union for performers and screen crew ...
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MEAA submission to the 2017 House of Representatives inquiry into the film and TV industry

MEAA’s recommendations to the House of Representatives committee inquiry into the film and TV industry include greater government leadership of the film and television industries through offsets, direct funding assistance to bodies like Screen Australia and regulatory requirements, including Australian content requirements ...
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MEAA welcomes Senate’s future of journalism inquiry

MEAA welcomes the establishment of a Senate select committee that will inquire and report on the future of journalism in Australia ...
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Fairfax journalists take their campaign to Federal Parliament

Veteran Budget analysts and writers from the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age –journalists the public rely on to cut through the spin for the real story – will be missing from the Federal Budget press pack this year. More than 60 journalists from both mastheads will travel to Canberra ...
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Fairfax editorial staff vote to take industrial action for seven days

In stop-work meetings today, Fairfax editorial staff voted to take industrial action for seven days. Staff are disgusted at the company’s decision to cut 25 per cent of its journalists as part of $30 million in cost savings. The decision means that 125 full-time equivalent positions will be lost. The ...
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The Chilling Effect – MEAA’s press freedom report 2017

The Chilling Effect - the report into the State of Press Freedom in Australia in 2017 ...
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