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MEAA welcomes ACCC digital platforms report

July 26, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

The final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry has laid out in stark terms the threat posed to public interest journalism by rise of Google, Facebook and other similar businesses, says the union for Australian journalists and media workers.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) welcomes the ACCC’s comprehensive report and the recommendations it contains ...

MEAA writes to QLD Premier Palaszscuk urging charges against a French TV crew be dropped

July 23, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

UPDATE: On Thursday July 25, Queensland Police Service said they were dropping the trespass charges against the French TV crew.

MEAA has written to the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk urging she intervene to ensure the charges and bail conditions against a French TV crew be dropped. The crew were arrested yesterday while reporting on a protest at the ...

Spotlight on Tyron Butson

July 22, 2019 #MEAAMedia News
Tyron Butson is the digital editor for SBS News. He has been a MEAA member for his entire career and union delegate in several of the newsrooms he has worked on, and was recently elected to MEAA’s Federal Council as a Media section delegate from NSW.

MEAA calls on China to release Australian journalist

July 19, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured MediaRoom News Other statements

Update – on Saturday July 20 China’s Foreign Ministry responded to MEAA:

“The Australian national Yang Jun is suspected of criminal activities endangering China’s national security. The Beijing State Security Bureau has taken compulsory measures on him and investigated him according to law. The Chinese national security authority will handle the case in strict accordance with the law and ...

MEAA elections concluded

July 8, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMedia #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA #MEAASport Featured News

The elections of MEAA office-holders have now  concluded and the election results have been announced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

A copy of the AEC election report is available from MEAA (or call 1300 65 65 13), or from the AEC, on the request of a member who was eligible to vote in the election.