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The road to the UN

Just six months after losing the election, Helen Clark has "moved on" and secured one of the United Nations' top jobs.
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The future of community television

What does the future hold for community television? It's shaking off its hokey image and gaining more and more viewers across Australia, but at the same time it's also beginning to lose audience share as consumers switch from analogue to digital. Marooned for the moment...
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Game production for filmmakers

Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as examples at both ends of the spectrum of social online games Luke Carruthers, a games developer who runs Imaginary Numbers in Sydney, talks about environment design, demographics and game-play competitive structures of these services.
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Gauging the great Google game plan

Despite setbacks in the lucrative China market earlier this year, the Internet search engine company Google continues to grow and grow. So what exactly is its game plan? And why is it being referred to as a future Microsoft rival?
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The power of blogging

This week on the Media Report a special panel discussion on the power of blogging. Among the speakers are Hugh Martin, General Manager of APN Online Australia and Pippa Leary, from Fairfax Digital.
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Prepping pollies

When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next week, they'll be entering the chamber without the benefit of having had a full orientation to parliament for the first few days of sittings. When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next week, they'll be entering the...
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International criminal courts: A promise fulfilled

Dame Silvia Cartwright is currently one of two international judges in the five member 'Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia' which is trying former senior members of the Khmer Rouge for war crimes committed between 1975 and 1989. An estimated...
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Telemedicine provides healthcare to remote patients

Medical consultations over the internet just got more affordable in Australia with the federal government announcing online visits to the doctor will be funded by Medicare. This development aims to improve access to specialist care for people in remote areas. Dr Peter Rischbeth, vice president...
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Digital convergence, connection and confusion

It's coming fast, the digital hub where i-pads talk to mobile phones, computers talk to TVs, TVs have hundreds of apps, and you can choose and change with your magical remote wand. But, big but, who is in charge of customer service for all these...
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America or China: you decide?

Traditionally Australia's political allegiances have been with the United States. More recently our economic fortunes have been tied to China, which is asserting itself as a global power and in the process perhaps challenging American hegemony. So do we have to choose where our primary...