MEAA outraged at Cairo court's Al Jazeera verdict

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled that once again an Egyptian court has found our colleagues Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed guilty of charges that have no basis.

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Statement from the Newcastle Herald House Committee

sm media“Members of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) who met after a two-hour presentation from Fairfax management resolved to walk out until first shift Friday.

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MEAA condemns latest Fairfax cuts

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns that savage job cuts at the Newcastle Herald and its Hunter Valley operations announced by Fairfax Media today. The cuts will see a total of 46 jobs go across the region – with the Herald newsroom bearing the brunt of the reductions, going from 61 full-time equivalent positions to just 24 under the proposal – a loss of 37 FTE positions.

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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.