MEAA formally complains about treatment of Manus journalist

November 24, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA has written to the PNG and Australian prime ministers to formally complain about the singling out and specific targeting of journalist Behrouz Boochani.

Boochani arrest is an attack on press freedom

November 23, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA stands in solidarity with Iranian-Kurdish journalist and regular contributor to Australian publications, Behrouz Boochani, who has reportedly been arrested today on Manus Island.

MEAA Chief Executive Paul Murphy said Boochani appeared to have been deliberately targeted by Papua New Guinea police in today’s crackdown because of his high-profile as a journalist reporting from inside the detention centre.

“Behrouz has been one ...

UN convention to protect journalists

November 22, 2017 #MEAAMedia Featured News

On November 23 2009, on a hilltop in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, 58 people including 32 journalists were murdered in the Ampatuan Massacre.

Tragic death sparks safety review

November 20, 2017 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity

The death of stunt performer Johann ‘Yogi’ Ofner brought the industry together to commence a review of safety in the screen industry.

Remembering Phil Chubb

November 17, 2017 #MEAAMedia News
Philip Chubb, a distinguished journalist, journalism academic and former Victorian branch president of the Australian Journalists’ Association (now MEAA Media), passed away on November 9 after a battle with cancer, aged 66. In this extract from a eulogy delivered in Melbourne on Wednesday, November 15, colleague Margaret Simons recalls Chubb’s union activism.