Vale Mark Colvin

May 11, 2017 #MEAAMedia Featured News

MEAA is deeply saddened at the death of ABC broadcaster Mark Colvin. He was an outstanding journalist whose tremendous skill, leadership, humanity, and warmth made him a giant of his profession. He was an outstanding foreign correspondent and his work as a presenter was admired by all.

Mark was a member of MEAA for 33 years.

MEAA extends its deepest condolences ...

MEAA welcomes Senate’s future of journalism inquiry

May 10, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured MediaRoom News Releases

MEAA welcomes the establishment of a Senate select committee that will inquire and report on the future of journalism in Australia.

The news comes as Fairfax Media journalists have returned to work after a seven-day strike with their heads held high having highlighted the threats to quality journalism that will result if Fairfax continues with plans to make 125 metropolitan daily ...

Fairfax journalists write to Fairfax board and shareholders

May 5, 2017 #FairGoFairfax #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News

Fairfax Media journalists have written to the company’s board and  shareholders about management’s plans to cut 1-in-4 jobs from metropolitan newsrooms. 

Worldwide support for Fairfax journalists

May 4, 2017 #FairGoFairfax #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

Around the world, journalists have expressed their support for Fairfax journalists in the wake of the company’s decision on World Press Freedom Day to sack 25 per cent  (1-in-4) of its editorial staff from its metropolitan newsrooms in Sydney and Melbourne.

In a particularly poignant gesture, the courageous Journalists’ Union of Turkey, which is confronting a government purge of the media ...

Fairfax editorial staff vote to take industrial action for seven days

May 3, 2017 #FairGoFairfax #MEAAMedia Featured News

In stop-work meetings today, Fairfax editorial staff voted to take industrial action for seven days.