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MEAA calls on Malaysia to drop investigation into Al Jazeera and to ensure the safety of its journalists

MEAA has written to the Malaysian High Commission over a police investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary and the harassment of and threats to the broadcasters's journalists, including MEAA members ...
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Possible prosecution of journalist must be dropped

Attorney-General Christian Porter needs to demonstrate the government is committed to press freedom by calling an end to the investigation and possible prosecution of a journalist for reporting the truth ...
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Screen groups present collaborative vision for the future

More than a dozen organisations representing the screen industry have called for greater harmonisation and transparency of content quotas and investment incentives across all platforms to secure the future of Australian stories on screens ...
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Nothing for workers in federal government arts package

The so-called ‘JobMaker’ package announced today by the Federal Government ignores the thousands of arts workers who have been without work for months and need immediate income support ...
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ABC job losses direct result of funding cuts

Today’s announcement of the loss of 250 jobs at the ABC is the inevitable result of funding cuts imposed by the Coalition Government ...
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Arts and entertainment need multi-level support to recover from coronavirus

The recovery of Australia’s arts and entertainment industry from the coronavirus shutdown will require more than token government support, the Senate inquiry into the government response to COVID-19 will be told today ...
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Ressa verdict a muzzle on Filipino media – MEAA writes to Philippines Ambassador

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the trade union and professional association for Australia’s journalists, says the guilty verdict in editor Maria Ressa’s cyber libel case is an outrageous assault on press freedom in the Philippines ...
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MEAA submission to screen content options paper

This submission is made in response to the Supporting Australian stories on our screens - Options Paper of March 2020 ...
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