Candidates urged to back local newspapers

May 6, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

MEAA is calling on federal election candidates in a swathe of rural and regional Australian seats to oppose any job losses or masthead closures that may result from last week’s sale of Australian Community Media’s 170 publications.

The public’s right to know

May 3, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News
The foreword to the MEAA report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2019

Stamping out sexual harassment

May 1, 2019 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity News

In 2017 Equity’s survey of Sexual Harassment, Criminal Misconduct and Bullying in Australian Live Performance revealed that most theatres did not have a sexual harassment policy.

New Fairfax ACM owners must honour commitments, says MEAA

April 30, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

The new owners of the former Fairfax regional newspapers’ group, Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments, must commit to investing in journalism at the Australian Community Media group so they continue to provide a genuine service to local communities.

‘We can stop the spread of disinformation!’

April 19, 2019 #Freelance #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom
Freelance journalist and filmmaker Yaara Bou Melhem has won two UN Media Peace Awards and several Walkley Awards for her films.