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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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Budget brings welcome changes to super threshold and extra support for AAP but doubts remain about ABC funding

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The abolition of the superannuation threshold announced in last night’s Federal Budget will make a substantial difference to low-paid workers in the entertainment and arts industries ...
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Speech by Karen Percy to ABC Friends event, May 8, 2021

This is an edited version of a speech given by MEAA’s federal vice president Karen Percy to an ABC Friends panel discussion on the damage the attacks on the ABC have caused to the public broadcaster. Delivered on Saturday, May 8 at Melbourne’s Hawthorn Town Hall. Thanks to all of ...
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World Press Freedom Day 2021: hostility towards journalists is on the rise

Journalists are fearful that increased harassment, abuse and violence directed towards them during the Covid-19 pandemic could become the new normal, says the union for Australian media workers ...
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Journalists’ union gives notice to quit Australian Press Council

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the union for Australian journalists, will be giving notice that it intends to withdraw from the Australian Press Council ...
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Extra arts funding is too little, too late

The extra $125 million announced by the federal government today won't be enough to save thousands of jobs in the arts and entertainment sector when JobKeeper ends this weekend, says the union for Australia’s arts and entertainment workers ...
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