MEAA calls trial of Peter Greste and colleagues a farce

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) - the union and professional association for Australia's journalists – has condemned the call by Egyptian prosecutors for the maximum jail sentence to be delivered against Al Jazeera journalists currently on trial in Cairo. MEAA has called the trial process a farce and a vicious attack on press freedom.

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Update on ABC budget cuts

allianceMEAA and the CPSU met with ABC management earlier this week, once again seeking information on how management plans to deal with the anticipated loss of $120 million in funding over four years as a result of the Budget announcements.

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Save the date: Sydney Media Drinks

sm mediaMEAA is happy to announce Sydney Media Drinks are back just in time for winter.

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Unions write to ABC management

sm mediaToday MEAA and the CPSU wrote a joint letter to ABC managing director Mark Scott to inform management at the ABC of the distress and concern being expressed by members at the Federal Government’s decisions to: cancel the Australia Network contract; impose a 1% annual cut to the ABC’S budget; and the prospect of potential further cuts resulting from the Lewis Review.

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TEN management confirms 150 jobs lost

sm mediaMEAA representatives met with TEN Network management late yesterday seeking further information about their announced cuts.

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Finalists announced for the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award

sm mediaEighteen finalists have been selected for the coveted 2014 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards, which celebrate excellence and a distinct point of view from some of the country’s most talented emerging storytellers.

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