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Public’s right to know impeded by defamation, courts and national security laws

The widespread use of defamation, excessive court-issued non-publication orders, and national security and metadata retention laws are combining to prevent Australians know what is going on in government, in big business and in the courts. That’s the key finding of a survey of Australian journalists conducted by the Media, Entertainment ...
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The public’s right to know: the MEAA Report into the State of Press Freedom in Australia in 2019

The public's right to know is MEAA’s annual report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2019 ...
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New Fairfax ACM owners must honour commitments, says MEAA

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The new owners of the former Fairfax regional newspapers’ group, Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments, must commit to investing in journalism at the Australian Community Media group so they continue to provide a genuine service to local communities ...
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MEAA says WA losing vital news coverage

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MEAA says plans to slash as many as 36 editorial staff at The West Australian and The Sunday Times will mean that Western Australians will lose dedicated editorial coverage of vital community issues ...
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Make it Australian responds to Government extending offsets to streaming services

The Morrison Government’s decision to extend tax offsets to streaming video services is another missed opportunity to require those platforms to invest in Australian content, say members of the Make It Australian campaign ...
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Hands Off Our ABC campaign comes to Warringah

Much-loved children’s television characters the Bananas In Pyjamas will join other actors and performers today to remind Warringah voters of Tony Abbott’s broken promise of “no cuts to the ABC” ...
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MEAA letter to China’s Ambassador regarding the detention of Yang Hengjun

MEAA letter to China's Ambassador to Australia regarding the arrest and detention of MEAA Media member Yang Hengjun ...
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Writers and journalists call for award-winning author to be freed from Manus

Dozens of leading Australian writers and journalists have added their names to an open letter calling for acclaimed Kurdish refugee-writer-journalist Behrouz Boochani to be released from the Manus Island detention centre and resettled in Australia ...
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