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
Australia’s Right to Know coalition of media organisations', including MEAA, submission to the Vincent Open Courts Act Review – remaining legislative recommendations implementation options
Consultation Paper (the Paper). This submission follows theoriginal submission to the Vincent Review of the Open Courts Act (Vic).
Australia’s Right to Know (ARTK) coalition of media organisations (included MEAA) submission to the Council of Attorneys-General Defamation Work Party regarding the Consultation Draft (Consultation Draft) of the Model Defamation Amendment Provisions (Draft Provisions).