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Media union condemns targeting of journalists by police and protesters

Journalists should be able to go about their work informing the public without facing assault from police or protesters, says the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance ...
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Arts workers left stranded in NSW without work and unable to return home

Victorian and South Australian arts workers who travelled to New South Wales for various productions before lockdown have lost their jobs and are now unable to return to their home state ...
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Government must immediately offer refuge to Afghan media workers

MEAA, together with the International Federation of Journalists, has called on the Australian Government to take urgent action to provide humanitarian visas to Afghan journalists and media workers ...
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One year on from her arrest, colleagues call for release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei

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Many of Australia’s leading journalists have come together to call for fellow citizen and journalist Cheng Lei to be released from detention by the Chinese Government and be allowed to return home to her family ...
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MEAA submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021

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MEAA strongly supports increasing the Producer Offset to 30% for screen productions that are not feature films. Similarly, MEAA supports the removal of the 65 commercial hour cap qualifying Australian production expenditure for a series and seasons of a series. MEAA do not support the remainder of the measures in ...
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Joint statement from the Canberra Times, Illawarra Mercury and Newcastle Herald House Committees

MEAA members are disappointed to see Australian Community Media executive chairman Antony Catalano make disparaging remarks about hard-working and dedicated staff ...
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Apple Daily closure a devastating blow

The forced closure of independent newspaper Apple Daily has devastating consequences for the people of Hong Kong ...
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Burmese journalists need our support

Australia must do more to support Burmese journalists who have been forced to flee Myanmar following the military coup in February ...
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