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.

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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.

Speech: Australia’s lawmakers ignore press freedom issues

April 29, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Events Featured MediaRoom News Speeches
The speech delivered by MEAA CEO Paul Murphy to the 2017 Press Freedom Australia Dinner in Sydney, April 28 2017.

AFP officer accesses journalist’s call metadata without a warrant

April 28, 2017 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom Featured News

MEAA is appalled at the revelation an Australian Federal Police officer has been able to access a journalist’s telecommunications data without being granted the necessary Journalists Information Warrant.