Australia: Queensland needs journalist shield laws now

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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.

Australia: Defamation outcomes chill public interest journalism

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance said the recent judgment in a case filed by a businessman against a local media network highlights the need to adopt defamation law reforms in Australia.

Australia: ‘Journalists need better protection, not prosecution’

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance said there is still an urgent need for much broader reform to remove laws that criminalise journalism in Australia.