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Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook’s move to block sharing of content from Australian news media outlets will encourage the spread of misinformation at a time when factual and credible journalism is more important than ever ...
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News bargaining code remains essential to support small media outlets

#MEAAMedia, MediaRoom, Releases
Content deals reportedly struck between major publishers and Google in recent days should not deter Federal Parliament from passing News Media Bargaining Code laws this week, says the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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New project launched to enhance online safety of women in the media

MediaRoom, Releases
MEAA has partnered with Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) and Australian Community Managers (ACM) to launch a pioneering Enhancing Online Safety of Women in the Media project ...
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Defamation outcomes chill public interest journalism

The decision in today’s Federal Court action brought by a businessman against the ABC and the former Fairfax newspapers has highlighted the urgency for all jurisdictions across Australia to adopt uniform defamation law reforms. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for Australia’s journalists, noted today’s judgement in ...
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Opening statement to Senate inquiry on the News Media Bargaining Code

On February 1, 2021, MEAA Media Director Adam Portelli appeared before the Senate, Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020. This is his opening statement: ...
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