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Alliance 2015 Elections

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Journalists stand with slain French colleagues TODAY, 6pm

allianceAll media invited to attend condolence book signing for victims of the shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.

Our thoughts this morning are with the family, friends and colleagues of the editorial staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, who were killed in an attack on their office yesterday in Paris.

At least five journalists have been confirmed killed, but reports now suggest that 10 journalists and two police officers were killed, and several others wounded in the shocking attack.

Federal Secretary Christopher Warren condemned the shootings as an attack on freedom of expression and an attempt to undermine the ability of journalists around the world to be outspoken and fearless in their reportage and opinion.


Peter Greste – The fight for justice continues

sm mediaPeter Greste has now spent 365 days in a Cairo prison for doing his job as a professional journalist. “MEAA will continue to campaign vigorously for the release of Greste and his colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.


Industrial Umpire Decides AFL Media employees can collectively bargain

sm mediaAFL Media journalists have won the right to collectively bargain with the AFL after the Fair Work Commission ruled that a majority of employees were in favour of collective negotiations to set their working conditions. The decision follows significant AFL opposition to its employees’ claims.


Concerns ABC management moving to end consultation

sm mediaThe CPSU and MEAA hold serious concerns that ABC management will push ahead with their discredited pools process, despite staff continuing to reject these as unfair and lacking transparency. If management commences the selection pools process and effectively terminates consultation, we will immediately lodge legal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission to stop this.


MEAA appoints Paul Murphy CEO

allianceThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that Paul Murphy has been appointed chief executive officer, effective March 2015. He will replace federal secretary Chris Warren who has led the union for the last 28 years.


Federal secretary Chris Warren's 2014 Walkleys address

sm mediaGood evening, and welcome to the 59th annual Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism.