MEAA concerned over Thai Navy defamation case against Australian editor

sm mediaMEAA has written to the Thai ambassador to Australia regarding the Royal Thai Navy’s impending legal action for criminal defamation that is to be taken against the editor of Phuketwan, Australian journalist Alan Morison and his colleague reporter Chutima Sidasathian.


MEAA delivers petition regarding detained journalists to Egyptian embassy

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) this morning delivered a petition with the signatures of more than a thousand Australian journalists calling on the Egyptian Government to release Australian Peter Greste and his two colleagues from prison in Cairo. The three, all from the Al-Jazeera English network have been detained since December 29 for simply doing their job.


Peter Greste Petition

sm mediaAs previously reported, Australian journalist Peter Greste, together with his two Al-Jazeera colleagues, have been detained in Cairo since December 29. It is believed they have been arrested for simply doing their job.

MEAA is calling on Australian journalists to show their support for Peter (who has previously worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CNN and the BBC) by adding your name to the letter below which MEAA will send to the Egyptian Ambassador in Canberra early next week. To add your name, please complete the form below the text of the letter.


MEAA raises concern over Nauru media visas

sm mediaMEAA has written to the President of Nauru regarding the government’s decision to increase the cost of a single-entry media visa from $200 to $8000. Federal secretary Christopher Warren writes: "Using outrageously high government charges to restrict legitimate access to a story of great public interest is a threat to press freedom."


MEAA condemns ongoing detention of journalists in Egypt

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the trade union and professional association for media workers in Australia, joins the global condemnation over the ongoing detention of our colleagues Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have been arbitrarily imprisoned by Egyptian authorities since December 29.


MEAA concerned for Australian editor of Thai news website

sm mediaThe Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance today expresses deep concern after two journalists were accused by a navy captain of damaging the reputation of the service and of breaching the Computer Crimes Act.