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Community News Group WA closes five mastheads

August 10, 2018 #MEAAMedia Featured News

In another blow to media diversity in Western Australia, the Community News Group announced this morning that it will be closing five of its papers from early September.

The papers concerned are: North Coast Times; The Advocate; Midland Reporter; Hills and Avon Valley Gazette; and Comment News.

Coverage of local issues, particularly local council related matters, rarely get any coverage within the state’s only daily metro newspaper, ...

New guidelines to prevent discrimination, harassment and bullying in the performing arts

August 8, 2018 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity

Ever since the emergence of the #MeToo movement last year, the entertainment industry has been in the spotlight to address a culture of workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying.

MEAA rejects Nine’s takeover of Fairfax

July 26, 2018 #FairGoFairfax #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Campaigns Featured News

Nine’s takeover of Fairfax will be bad for Australian democracy and diversity of voices in what is already one of the most concentrated media markets in the world, says the union for Australian media workers.

Journalists excluded from Shorten speech at ACTU dinner

July 18, 2018 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

MEAA has registered a complaint with the ACTU over the exclusion of journalists from the ACTU Congress dinner in Brisbane last night which prevented them from reporting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s speech delivered at the dinner. Journalists have also had restricted access to other events at the Congress.

Several industrial relations reporters have been excluded, despite many travelling from interstate to ...

Ten top tips: Emily Joy

July 8, 2018 #MEAAEquity

Actor and acting coach Emily Joy offers 10 ways to make your self-tape a winner.

Emily Joy is the owner of Joy Studio, a boutique acting studio in Melbourne. Her actors have secured countless roles for major film and television projects, including Picnic at Hanging Rock, Jack Irish Season 2, Stan’s Romper Stomper and True Story with Hamish & Andy.

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