MEAA concerned for mX staff

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is concerned at the planned closure of the mX masthead, the free commuter daily newspaper distributed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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More cuts to regional Fairfax newsrooms - MEAA condemns massive NSW staff cuts

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled at yet another round of job cuts announced by Fairfax Media’s Australian Community Media arm today, this time at the business’s South East NSW division.

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MEAA: Cuts to screen industry will hit actors and crew

allianceAustralian actors and screen technicians will be impacted by the Abbott Government’s significant funding cuts to Screen Australia, announced in 2015 federal budget.

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MEAA releases press freedom report

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists has released Going After Whistleblowers, Going After Journalism – its annual report into the state of press freedom in Australia. The 2015 report catalogues MEAA’s concerns after attacks on press freedom escalated dramatically in Australia and across the region. The report was released in the countdown to UNESCO World Press Freedom Day on May 3 and just prior to tonight’s Press Freedom Australia Dinner in Sydney.

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Social media policies and journalists

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, reiterates its serious concern that employers are increasingly relying on vague, poorly-written social media policies to launch disciplinary proceedings against media professionals.

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MEAA announces election results

allianceThe results of the biennial MEAA election have been declared by the Australian Electoral Commission. MEAA thanks all members who voted and welcomes the members elected to represent their colleagues. View your MEAA representatives here.