The foreword to the MEAA report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2019
Dozens of Australian writers have signed a letter calling for the release of Behrouz Boochani from the Manus Island detention centre.
MEAA said there is an urgent need for an overhaul of Australia’s outdated defamation laws.
There are allegations of attempts by the ABC chairman to fire a journalist in response to political pressure.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of refugees suffering on Manus, Nauru islands
Among other issues noted in MEAA’s new report is a new draft law that could lock journalists up for 20 years – simply for reporting information in the public interest.
The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill could result in journalists being sent to prison just for receiving classified information.
Cartoonist Ali Durani, better known as Eaten Fish, has arrived in a safe haven country.
A survey in Australia revealed that of 1000 participants, some 48% of women respondents have experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in the workplace.
Legislation expected to be passed to remove the two-out-of-three ownership rule will mean an inevitable loss of diversity in the Australian media, says the union for Australian journalists and media workers.
A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.
The concentration of surveillance powers in Australia’s proposed super ministry was raised as a concern by the MEAA.
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is alarmed by the government push to force tech companies to break encrypted communications.