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MEAA raises concerns over Timor-Leste proposal to criminalise defamation

MEAA has written to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste to express concern over a proposal to criminalise defamation. MEAA says the plan is a threat to press freedom and the public's right to know ...
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Urgent need for a mandatory news content code

There is an urgent need for a News Media Bargaining Code if media outlets are to be saved ...
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Mandatory News Media Bargaining Code – submission to ACCC operations paper

“The loss of employment and the corresponding fall in media coverage of critical events is fundamentally driven by falling revenues, particularly in advertising. It is also driven by the shift towards online news and the ease with which news content is accessed through digital platforms. In PwC’s Entertainment and Media ...
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AAP’s survival a vital win for the industry

The proposed purchase of AAP Newswire announced this afternoon is a crucial recognition of the vital role AAP plays in the Australian media ecosystem, says MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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Arts package must not leave out support for workers

The rumoured release of a specific rescue package for the arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19 must include income support for workers in the sector ...
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War on journalism still raging a year after AFP raids

One year on from police raids of the home and offices of journalists, there has been unsatisfactory progress on press freedom in Australia, says the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists ...
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MEAA letter to the US Ambassador over attacks on journalists

MEAA wrote to complain about repeated attacks on journalists, including Australian news crews, during the protests across the US in response to the killing of George Floyd ...
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Submission to the Senate inquiry into COVID-19

This submission canvasses: •  the impacts of COVID-19 on the arts, entertainment and media industries •  the impact of government measures to address the health risks associated with COVID-19 •  government measures implemented to sustain incomes and employment through the health crisis •  steps MEAA considers critical to rescuing the ...
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