Government must immediately offer refuge to Afghan media workers

August 16, 2021 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

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.

The two organisations wrote to Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and Opposition foreign affairs spokesperson Senator Penny Wong, highlighting the threats posed by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

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One year on from her arrest, colleagues call for release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei

August 12, 2021 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

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.

Arts need sustained leadership and funding to emerge from the pandemic

July 26, 2021 #freethearts #LetsGetCreative

New research has confirmed that Australian arts and culture need sustained public investment and visionary leadership if they are to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEAA’s commitment to reconciliation

July 5, 2021 #ICMEAA Featured News

Our members tell stories and bring them to life – through performance and in the media.

A Tribute to First AD John Clabburn (JC)

June 24, 2021 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

First Assistant Director John Clabburn (JC), a well-respected MEAA member who worked nationally and internationally for over 30 years, died suddenly in April after a tragic accident at home