media

law & crime June 6, 2020

Calls for journalist protections

A year on from AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist, the government is being asked to ensure the right of the media to protect sources.

law & crime May 16, 2020

How Covid-19 energised conspiracy theorists

Coronavirus has invigorated conspiracy theorists and brought together disparate groups, many of them flourishing as social media platforms stand down moderators.

media May 9, 2020

Hundreds facing the sack with ABC cuts

Staff members reveal the significant pressure they are under as the public broadcaster continues to face budget cuts of more than $100 million a year.

media March 28, 2020

Fighting the infodemic

As well as trying to contain the catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19, health authorities, governments and social media platforms must also try to combat the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus.

media March 14, 2020

AAP closure leaves industry reeling

The closure of the Australian Associated Press news service threatens to devastate regional and smaller media players. So was the decision taken solely in response to falling revenue streams, or was there also an attempt to stifle competition at play?

resources November 9, 2019

Activism and secondary boycotts

Although the Coalition is talking tough about criminalising consumer advocacy, legal experts say any attempt to do so will be hamstrung by reality.

law & crime October 12, 2019

The decline of political freedoms in Australia

While the Australian government is quick to criticise other countries for restricting people’s freedoms, its treatment of whistleblowers and climate protesters reveals an alarming hypocrisy.

law & crime October 5, 2019

National security laws impeding journalism

Despite Christian Porter’s new ‘safeguard’ for journalists, experts warn that Australia’s national security laws continue to impede public-interest reporting, as whistleblowers are increasingly afraid to come forward.

religion August 24, 2019

The power and hypocrisy of George Pell’s supporters

As the Victorian Court of Appeal affirms the cardinal’s guilt, he retains dogged support from many in the conservative establishment.

religion August 24, 2019

‘Strategic communication’ and Muslim communities

After last year’s revelations that the Home Affairs Department was behind a clandestine scheme to influence Muslim communities, the British Home Office appears to be using similar tactics.

media August 17, 2019

New birth certificate laws spark anti-trans campaign

As the backlash against the inclusion of trans and non-binary Australians continues, medical experts fear media rhetoric may hurt the wellbeing of gender-questioning youth.