Independent journalism

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Report

More news is good news: the case against restricting broadcast journalism

In light of the issues presented by ACMA’s inquiry and the debate around news and the media more broadly, this report outlines the case against further regulation of broadcasting, as well as several recommendations on the way in which policy-makers can create a stronger news...
Commentary

The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia

One of the saddest parts of the closure of AAP is the loss of fantastic training opportunities for young reporters starting out in journalism.
Report

Report on the use of targeted sanctions to protect journalists

This report recommends that governments, including signatories to the Global Pledge on Media Freedom, adopt targeted sanctions regimes to ensure that journalists, media professionals and others engaged in journalistic activities, can carry out their work without harassment, intimidation, false imprisonment or violent attack.
Discussion paper

Impartiality and commercial influence in broadcast news

Quality news is essential for effective participation in democracy and civil society. Ongoing disruption to the media environment has raised concerns over the integrity of news in both online and traditional news sources. This paper flags issues of impartiality and commercial influence as key areas...
Report

Funding the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Funding for Australia’s primary national public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has been a contentious and complex issue for many years. This paper explores some of the debates about recent budget measures for the ABC, including efficiency measures and how these have been alternatively...
Report

Media policy and independent journalism in Greece

Today, Greece is the European Union member state where journalism and the media face their most acute crisis. This study identifies the urgent problems facing media policy in Greece and how they affect independent journalism.