MEAA, the union for Australia’s journalists, (Geelan Media is a member) has joined with publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations in an unprecedented united campaign for reforms to protect media freedom, whistleblowers and the public’s right to know.
Andrea Carson, Associate Professor, La Trobe University released a book on Monday “Investigative Journalism, Democracy and the Digital Age.”
Carson also spoke about her book as co-host of The Conversation Hour on ABC Melbourne with Jon Faine yesterday. The book is published by Routledge Books.
The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed government secrets and their sources.
After being caught up in the broader drama of the last day of Parliament for 2018, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 passed both houses on Thursday, with the support of the Coalition and Labor.
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has called on the government to
reconsider its proposed encryption legislation to address concerns about the impact on journalists and their sources.