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Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook’s move to block sharing of content from Australian news media outlets will encourage the spread of misinformation at a time when factual and credible journalism is more important than ever ...
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News bargaining code remains essential to support small media outlets

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Content deals reportedly struck between major publishers and Google in recent days should not deter Federal Parliament from passing News Media Bargaining Code laws this week, says the union for Australia’s journalists ...
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New project launched to enhance online safety of women in the media

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MEAA has partnered with Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) and Australian Community Managers (ACM) to launch a pioneering Enhancing Online Safety of Women in the Media project ...
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Defamation outcomes chill public interest journalism

The decision in today’s Federal Court action brought by a businessman against the ABC and the former Fairfax newspapers has highlighted the urgency for all jurisdictions across Australia to adopt uniform defamation law reforms. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for Australia’s journalists, noted today’s judgement in ...
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Opening statement to Senate inquiry on the News Media Bargaining Code

On February 1, 2021, MEAA Media Director Adam Portelli appeared before the Senate, Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020. This is his opening statement: ...
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MEAA submission on the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill

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In this submission on the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020, MEAA’s says the major concern with the Code remains its failure to specify that funds generated through the bargaining arrangements must be directed to production of journalistic content. MEAA believe this is ...
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MEAA submission to the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity

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This is MEAA’s submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into Media Diversity in Australia. MEAA views this inquiry as an important means to creating a more diverse and open media sector, rebuilding trust, and creating a sustainable and ethical sector that benefits all of those ...
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Assange extradition decision a huge relief; US must now end prosecution

MEAA, the union for Australian journalists, welcomes today’s decision by a British judge to prevent the extradition to the United States of our member Julian Assange and calls on the US government to now drop his prosecution ...
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