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SPA and MEAA release revised guidelines for screen safety

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) have released the National Guidelines for Screen Safety ...
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MEAA submission on Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

MEAA strongly opposes the move to reduce the amounts of investment required of subscription television broadcasters for drama production under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure scheme. It is a retrograde and unwarranted step ...
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Reporting protests and accrediting MEAA Media members

MEAA and Victoria Police have had positive discussions following concerns raised by the union about new media accreditation requirements at public protests and rallies. MEAA was concerned that the decision by Victoria Police to issue identification cards to journalists and photographers had been made without consulting with the union. MEAA ...
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Government must ignore bluster of Netflix and Free TV and mandate local content obligations

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The federal government must stay the course on the introduction of new content rules for Netflix and other streaming video services ...
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Regional media companies that receive taxpayer money must keep services going

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Regional media outlets that have benefitted from taxpayer-funded support must use the money to maintain or increase their local coverage ...
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Statement on freedom of expression at SBS

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has today written to SBS after concerning reports that some journalists at SBS have been pressured to remove their signature from an open letter urging balanced coverage of Palestinian perspectives in the current Middle East conflict. It is a principle of freedom of speech ...
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MEAA submissions to the Media Reform Green Paper

MEAA has made two submissions to the Department of Communications Green Paper on Media Reform; one is from the Media section and the other is from the Equity and ECS sections ...
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Inquiry points the way for press freedom reform

The recommendations of a Senate inquiry into press freedom would help to curb the growing culture of government secrecy, stop the persecution of whistleblowers and prevent journalists being prosecuted for simply doing their jobs ...
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