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Alliance 2015 Elections

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MEAA condemns Fairfax decision to proceed with job cuts

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union for Australia’s journalists, has condemned today's announcement by Fairfax Media that it is proceeding with plans for massive cuts to editorial jobs in its Victorian regional newspapers.

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MEAA on the Macquarie-Fairfax radio merger

sm mediaThere have been comments recently regarding MEAA and the job losses among Macquarie-Fairfax employees affected by the radio merger.

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Farewell Richie

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is saddened to learn of the passing of Richie Benaud. Richie joined the Australian Journalists Association, forerunner to MEAA Media, in 1957 at the point when he began his journalism career.

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Vic Premier condemns Fairfax job cuts

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Fairfax Media’s plan to dramatically cut jobs at its regional newspapers.

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Warrant system leaves journalists and press freedom in the dark

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns the deal to create a journalist information warrant as part of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014. The introduction of a warrant requirement to access journalists’ metadata ignores the key obligation of ethical journalism the world over: journalists cannot allow the identity of their confidential sources to be revealed.

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Best Freelance Journalist of the Year Award – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

sm mediaWorking as an independent journalist is not easy – and those who excel in the craft deserve recognition as a leader among peers. The Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year presented by Newzulu recognises the unique contribution that freelance journalists make across all media platforms to the future of the industry and is open to residents of either Australia or New Zealand.

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