Closing AAP Newswire is irresponsible; government must act to rein in digital giants

March 3, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The decision to close the AAP Newswire business in June and its Pagemasters sub-editing operation in August is a gross abandonment of responsibility by its shareholders – Australia’s major media outlets.

The ABC warrant case shows the system is broken

February 28, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The ABC’s decision today to end the appeal process against the warrant used to raid its offices demonstrates that the system is broken. MEAA says the only way to fix it is to change the law to protect public interest journalism and whistleblowers.

MEAA Media federal president Marcus Strom said: “That warrant targeted journalists who had published the truth. The warrant ...

Federal Government needs to stand up for Australian kids and our stories

February 26, 2020 #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

The Morrison Government must stand up for Australian kids and local audiences and reject a renewed push by free to air television networks to scrap local and children’s content requirements.

Assange case ‘an attack on truth’: WikiLeaks editor

February 24, 2020 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom #pressfreedom News
The editor in chief and spokesman for WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, visited Australia in December to lobby journalists and policitians to support Julian Assange in his fight against extradition to the US on espionage charges.

Proposed alterations to MEAA rules

February 18, 2020 News

MEAA has lodged a notice with the Fair Work Commission seeking alterations to rules