MEAA hails Walkleys’ mid-year winners

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, congratulates the winners announced at the Walkley Mid-Year Awards celebrations held in Sydney last night.

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Media Law and You

Need a refresher on the latest developments in Australian media law?

MEAA is currently hosting one-day media law courses for Freelance Pro and regular MEAA members.

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Journalists write to Government to oppose company director plan

sm mediaSenior journalists have written to Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to protest a suggested scheme that would remove important information identifying company directors from the public domain. They say the move would cripple day-to-day and investigative journalism, and would be out of step with the trend to greater transparency.

 

MEAA condemns plan to shield company directors from scrutiny

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at a scheme to remove the ability of the public and the media to quickly identify corporate wrongdoers. MEAA says the proposal represents an attack on press freedom and public’s right to know by allowing company directors to hide behind an anonymous system that would obstruct legitimate scrutiny of corporate criminals by the media.

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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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