Open Letter to the ABC board

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Dear colleagues,

MEAA delegates at the ABC met last week and endorsed the text below as an open letter to the ABC board. MEAA urges all MEAA members to attach their name to this letter. If you are happy to endorse the letter, simply reply to your e-bulletin email with the one-word response: “Yes”.

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MEAA to go to Fair Work Commission over Fairfax cuts

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, yesterday wrote to Fairfax Media to express our extreme disappointment at the announcement that the regional arm of the business, Australian Community Media (ACM) would proceed with its plan to drastically cut editorial jobs at its Illawarra and South Coast newspapers.

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Government jumps the shark with inquiry into Q&A

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns the Prime Minister’s announcement today that “there is going to be an urgent government inquiry into the ABC” following the appearance of Zaky Mallah on Q&A last Monday night and the regular rebroadcasting of the program yesterday.

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Finalists announced for Freelance Journalist of the Year

sm mediaThree top Australian freelancers have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year. The award recognises the unique contribution freelance journalists make to the profession across media platforms.

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MEAA concerned for mX staff

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at the planned closure of the mX masthead, the free commuter daily newspaper distributed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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More cuts to regional Fairfax newsrooms - MEAA condemns massive NSW staff cuts

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled at yet another round of job cuts announced by Fairfax Media’s Australian Community Media arm today, this time at the business’s South East NSW division.

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