The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
Yesterday, the heads of our biggest media organisations banded together to seek greater protections for their journalists. But, what is on the table, and what can we realistically expect?
The Morrison government is looking to not only crack our encrypted data, but also share it will like-minded nations to purportedly keep us safe.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
The freedom of the press is under attack in this country. What we need is more outrage and more protections offered to those who uncover the truth.
Myanmar holding two Reuters journalists for more than 500 days is merely an indicator of an anti-media sentiment that is growing worldwide.
We’re a nation that elects extremely stupid politicians. So, the tendency from some journalists is to elevate their idiocy to higher planes of thinking. This services no-one but themselves.
Last night, the Metropolitan Police served an extradition request on Julian Assange. This is nothing short of silencing the press, and it represents an important turning point in history. We must act.
With the judge ruling in favour of Geoffrey Rush, one has to wonder is to come of Eryn Norvill, the actor who raised the complaint, who was thrust into the national limelight.
Ian “Hendo” Henderson was the voice of the ABC’s news coverage for a quarter century. The man saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the media transform. He may no longer read the news, but his inexorable personality remains indelibly planted in the zeitgeist.
As the culture of total war continues, the protections that journalists require become more pressing. We have a right to see what they uncover.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
In the age of post-truth, official lies and muffled press, we need one thing from our journalists: the truth, and nothing but the truth.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
Yesterday we lost our minds when George Christensen uploaded a questionable image to Facebook. While it was a silly thing to do, our reaction didn’t fit.
Do you fancy yourself as a journalist of tomorrow but are unsure where to start? Perhaps the Next Gen program is for you.
The effects of a true-crime podcast on the victim’s family are the first steps of Kathleen Barber’s book, which examines the stock we place in casual justice.
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
As a journalist who has covered domestic violence for the better part of a decade, I’ve seen great change. But the abject horror I’ve seen, and the trauma I’ve felt is the constant.
Despite my expertise and reputation in my job, I fall victim to the lumbering hands of mansplaining. Enough has been enough for years, but what now?
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we bid farewell to big data, we analyse the key trends on how different generations consume media, and we illustrate why journalism is not dead.