Lewis Review to propose a doubling of cuts to ABC

sm mediaMEAA, the union and professional association for Australia’s journalists, is shocked by reports that the cuts proposed for the ABC’s budget may be more than double what was initially proposed.

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MEAA condemns East Timor’s attack on press freedom

sm mediaMEAA, the trade union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns the East Timor government’s proposed new media law that will have a chilling effect on press freedom across the country. Elements of the law have been found to be unconstitutional.

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AFL’s “disappointing” response to EBA for media staff

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today confirmed that editorial staff members employed by AFL Media have asked their union to negotiate a collective agreement on their behalf.

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Women in Media panel tackle the issue of confidence at recent Sydney event

sm mediaThe Women in Media (WiM) committee would like to thank all who attended our event last night featuring a panel of extraordinary women including Catherine Fox (journalist, author and former AFR columnist), Kate Torney (director of news, ABC), Chris Bath (anchor, Channel 7) and Sunanda Creagh (news editor, The Conversation).

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MEAA concerned by Security Legislation amendments

sm mediaMEAA has written to Attorney-General George Brandis as well as Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, Greens Senator Scott Ludlum, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon and Clive Palmer MP about its concerns with the National Security Legislation Amendments Bill and the effect it will have on journalism.

 

Australian journalists’ delegation presents global #FreeAJstaff campaign letter to Egyptian consulate

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the professional association and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, has delivered a letter to Egypt’s consulate in Sydney urging the release of the Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Cairo, including Australian reporter Peter Greste. A delegation of senior Australian journalists presented the global campaign letter. Also presented were petitions with more than 150,000 thousand signatures.

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