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.

Fairfax marks World Press Freedom Day by cutting 25 per cent of its journalists

May 3, 2017 #FairGoFairfax #MEAAMedia Featured MediaRoom News Releases

MEAA is appalled at the decision of Fairfax Media management to cut 125 full-time equivalent positions, or 25 per cent of its journalists, from its metropolitan newspapers.

The decision indicates that, yet again, Fairfax is opting for savage cuts that will only weaken its business further rather than investing in its products and working to achieve smarter outcomes.

MEAA CEO Paul Murphy ...

New press freedom report is chilling reading

May 3, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom News
MEAA’s annual report on press freedom in Australia paints a disturbing picture.