MEAA is concerned at the rise of hate speech in Australia. Racist attitudes and hate speech pose a threat to democracy, a free media and racial equality. The rise of extremism and the increasing use of hate speech place journalists in a difficult position: how should we report these issues, should we resist efforts to co-opt us, what role does “balance” have to play, should we seek to protect our audience?
These guidelines are designed to be read alongside the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics
You must complete this covering letter when submitting an ethics complaint to MEAA regarding an alleged breach of the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics.
You must complete this form when making a complaint alleging a breach of the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics.
Remember - the Code only applies to MEAA members. MEAA's National Ethics Committee cannot investigate complaints that do not involve MEAA members who are bound by the Code.
A step-by-step guide explaining how the process works as set out in MEAA's rules registered with Fair Work Australia.