Alliance Launches 2008 Press Freedom Report

ImageBreaking the shackles: the continuing fight against censorship and spin 2008 was launched at the Alliance's annual Press Freedom Dinner last Friday night in Sydney. View the full report in pdf format here...

The 2009 Australian Press Freedom Media Dinner

Media ALlianceThe Australian Press Freedom Media Dinner unites a diverse range of journalists, entertainers and thinkers ahead of World Press Freedom Day (May 3). It is a reminder that many journalists brave death or jail to hold those in power accountable and keep the public informed.


2008 Australian Press Freedom Media Dinner Live Auction

The 2008 Press Freedom Media is pleased to offer the following items for auction on the evening. Get in early and place a silent bid to be included on the night. You just might get lucky! 


You and three guests will join writers John Silvester and Andrew Rhule of the book Leadbelly, upon which the TV series Underbelly was based, along with the actors Les Hill (Jason Moran) and Gyton Grantley (Carl Williams) for dinner at the infamous Flower Drum Restaurant in Melbourne. Please no recording devices, weapons or henchmen permitted.

The package includes food, beverages and the very best of company. The winner will also receive signed copies of the book Leadbelly upon which the TV series was based, and a complete DVD set of the series Underbelly

Dine in Style

Feast your senses with an ?off the menu? meal cooked exclusively for you by acclaimed chef Matt Moran in the Chef's Kitchen at the spectacular Aria Restaurant, Circular Quay. Your dinner guest will be Good Living's food critique Simon Thomsen. Simon and Matt will take you through the meal, discussing produce, cooking and serving techniques. Pre-requisite: come hungry!

Dinner is for 7 guests and includes a three course meal with wine selected exclusively by Matt Moran. You will also receive a signed copy of Matt's latest cook book.

Off The Record

Here's the chance to find out what goes on when top journalists get together for a good gossip. You and three guests will join Canberra insiders including Malcolm Farr and Paul Bongiorno at lunch in Canberra.

Lunch is for 4 guests and includes food, beverages and top goss.

Angelic Vision

Walkley finalist Matthew Newton has kindly donated this unforgettable photograph. The Weld Angel by Matthew Newton from ?The Forests?, a 1m x 1.8m photograph stretched on canvas

Media: News Limited Work Experience Package

The package includes an exclusive place at News Limited's two day Schools Journalism Training Workshop, followed by three days work experience at the fast-paced mX newspaper, in the heart of The Daily Telegraph's newsroom. Candidates must be in Year 10 or above to take up this prize. Place the winning bid on this prize and surprise your teenager.

Manhattan Gondola Scooter

The ultimate in personal convenience transportation. Forget trains, buses, parking hassles and high fuel costs. The Gondola Scooter offers electric start and automatic transmission, so it's easy to ride with no need to change gears! This gorgeous little machine is extremely fashionable and cheap to run, offering a 49.5 cc engine and 4 litre capacity fuel tank. This prize also includes everything all on-road costs. Place a bid and you may be zipping around town in no time!

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Alliance Seeks to End WA Media Ban

ImageThe Media Alliance has called on The West Australian newspaper to publicly endorse the journalists' Code of Ethics in a bid to end its dispute with the WA Government over ethical reporting standards. Read more here..... 

Taxi Survey For News Ltd

Taxi Survey For News LtdThe taxi policy at News Ltd's Holt St headquarters goes under the microscope with an online survey. All Sydney-based staff are invited to complete the confidential survey here... The data will be used in our upcoming meeting with management over local issues. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fairfax Workplace Survey

ImageAll Fairfax metro journalists are invited to complete a confidential workplace survey to make sure we address the issues most important to staff in the upcoming collective agreement negotiations. Complete the survey here.This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0412 984 925.