Journalists excluded from Shorten speech at ACTU dinner

July 18, 2018 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

MEAA has registered a complaint with the ACTU over the exclusion of journalists from the ACTU Congress dinner in Brisbane last night which prevented them from reporting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s speech delivered at the dinner. Journalists have also had restricted access to other events at the Congress.

Several industrial relations reporters have been excluded, despite many travelling from interstate to ...

Ten top tips: Emily Joy

July 8, 2018 #MEAAEquity

Actor and acting coach Emily Joy offers 10 ways to make your self-tape a winner.

Emily Joy is the owner of Joy Studio, a boutique acting studio in Melbourne. Her actors have secured countless roles for major film and television projects, including Picnic at Hanging Rock, Jack Irish Season 2, Stan’s Romper Stomper and True Story with Hamish & Andy.

Ten top tips: Gabriella Maselli McGrail

July 8, 2018 #MEAAEquity

With more than a decade of experience working in casting, Gabriella Maselli McGrail is well-placed to offer advice about the best way to approach a TVC audition. She asked two veteran CDs to kick off her top 10 tips for ad castings.

Gabriella Maselli McGrail is an actor, voiceover artist, acting and public-speaking coach, freelance TVC casting assistant and author of ...

MEAA urges Nauru to issue ABC with visa

July 3, 2018 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA condemns the decision of the Nauruan Government to refuse to issue a visa to Australian Broadcasting Corporation staff to report on the Pacific Islands Forum in September.

MEAA Media section president Marcus Strom said: “Politicians, wherever they are, must accept the role of the media to report and scrutinise those in power. The Forum is a crucial gathering. It comes ...

Threats to journalists on the rise

June 29, 2018 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

The sickening news of five deaths in a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper group highlights the growing threats to journalists.

Before today’s incident, at least 43 journalists have been killed in targeted killings or cross-fire incidents around the world this year.

Police have confirmed the suspect in this latest incident intended to target the Capital Gazette group and had previously ...