Government must act on loss of regional media – MEAA

June 20, 2019 #MEAAMedia Featured News Uncategorized

MEAA said the loss of up to 40 jobs in four newsrooms of the WIN Network in major regional centres in NSW and Queensland (Orange/Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga, and in Queensland’s Wide Bay covering Hervey Bay and Bundaberg) is a devastating blow to public interest journalism in Australia’s regions and highlights a crisis that demands government intervention.

In August last year ...

MEAA resolutions on Assange and AFP raids passed by IFJ Congress

June 14, 2019 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News Uncategorized

At the International Federation of Journalists’ 30th World Congress in Tunis, affiliated unions unanimously supported MEAA’s resolutions condemning the AFP raids on the home of a News Corporation journalist and the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and urged the British and Australian governments to resist the extradition of WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange to the US.

Regarding the indictments filed by ...

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 ...