Journalists call for legislation to protect press freedom and the public’s right to know

June 14, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Campaigns News

Prominent Australian journalists have issued a public call for urgent changes to the law to provide better protection for whistleblowers and journalists.

Second AFP raid a disturbing ‘new normal’ that seeks to criminalise journalism

June 5, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a disturbing attempt to intimidate legitimate news journalism that is in the public interest, says the union for Australian journalists, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA).

Yesterday’s raid on a News Corporation Australia journalist, and today’s raid on the ABC and ...

Police raid on a journalist’s home

June 4, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

This morning’s raid by Federal Police on the home of a respected Canberra Press Gallery journalist is an outrageous attack on press freedom that seeks to punish a journalist for reporting a legitimate news story that was clearly in the public interest.

The raid is yet another example of the heavy hand of government seeking to: withhold important information from the ...

New Assange charges pose a threat to press freedom

June 4, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

MEAA has renewed calls for the Australian and United Kingdom governments to oppose moves to extradite WikiLeaks founder and publisher to the United States to face trial on 18 espionage charges.

55 jobs to go at News Corp

June 4, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

MEAA condemns News Corp Australia’s announcement that it will cut 55 editorial positions from its mastheads around the country, with almost a third of the cuts to be made to Victorian newsrooms.