Australia: New press freedom report is chilling reading

Recent articles in Australia

The AFP (Australian Federal Police) logo is seen un Canberra, Australia, 6 June 2019, during a press conference following the raid on News Corp and ABC, Getty Images

Australia: Senate inquiry points the way for press freedom reform

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance said the recommendations of a Senate inquiry would “curb the growing culture of government secrecy, stop the persecution of whistleblowers and prevent journalists being prosecuted for simply doing their jobs.”

A man wearing a mask reads a newspaper, in Perth, Australia, 2 February 2021, Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

Journalists’ union gives notice to quit Australian Press Council

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance hopes its decision to withdraw from the Australian Press Council will spark a discussion about media regulation.

In this photo illustration ABC News reports on Facebook's news ban on Australian and International content, in Sydney, Australia, 18 February 2021, Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australia: ‘Facebook move reinforces need for a News Media Bargaining Code’

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance said Facebook is abusing its dominant position and is holding Australian news agencies, advertisers and consumers to ransom with its decision to block sharing of content from Australian news media outlets.