Asio confirms it is spying on journalists

March 2, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured MediaRoom News Other statements Releases

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned that Asio is using Journalist Information Warrants to secretly trawl through the metadata of journalists and media organisations in the hunt for their confidential sources.

On Tuesday, under questioning yesterday from Senator Nick Xenophon in an Estimates hearing, Asio director-general Duncan Lewis said warrants ...

Meet your new live theatre and events organiser, Peter Owen

February 24, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

We catch up with our new MEAA live theatre and events organiser, Peter Owen, to find out which workplaces he will be looking after and what he’s got in store for the year ahead.

Vale Alan Knight

February 21, 2017 #MEAAMedia Featured News

MEAA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Professor Dr Alan Knight who passed away yesterday in Sydney.

Technician’s toolkit: Surviving the film and TV industry

February 16, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

What does it take to work behind the scenes in the film and TV industry? We asked some of our key technician members for their advice for people just starting out in the industry. From DoPs to hair and makeup designers, what are some of the qualities needed for a successful career in the film and TV industry, and what ...

David Speers at the 2017 Press Freedom Australia dinner

February 16, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Events Featured News

Journalists’ fight against fake news and ‘alternative facts’ is the focus for the 2017 Press Freedom Australia dinner, to be held in Sydney on April 28.