Media regulation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Media governance
Television broadcasting policy
Discussion paper

Supporting Australian stories on our screens: options paper

In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform...
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...
Report

Behind the news: inside China global television network

As China rises, Chinese political elites are increasingly concerned about how it is perceived in the world, and how to shape that global public opinion. This report argues that despite heavy state investment, China Global Television Network (CGTN) has failed to emerge as a significant...
Report

Defence’s management of its public communications and media activities

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Department of Defence's management of its public communications and media activities.
Report

International public broadcasting: a missed opportunity for projecting Australia’s soft power

This report argues that public international broadcasting still has an important place among Australia’s principal soft power tools, but the focus of the debate needs to shift from issues such as short wave and restoring Radio Australia, to a fresh approach.
Working paper

International broadcasting and its contribution to public diplomacy

The topics covered in this report range from a critical review of each government’s public diplomacy programs and its aims and objectives for international broadcasting, to developments in the international broadcasting arena – the major evolutions and trends witnessed over the last decades.
Strategy

Regulating in the digital age

This Australian government’s response to the Digital Platforms Inquiry outlines a roadmap for a program of work and series of reforms to promote competition, enhance consumer protection and support a sustainable Australian media landscape in the digital age.
Briefing paper

Leveraging media coverage of disasters to support disaster risk reduction

The news media can shape post-disaster policy debate by directing the attention of policy makers toward problems and solutions. This content analysis of newspaper coverage around two of Canada’s most significant floods reveals that the media are more focused more on the short-term impacts of...
Report

Social commentary and racism in 2019

Over the 12 months to April 2019, All Together Now monitored mainstream Australian media for racialised reporting. Out of 281 media pieces sampled during that period, 57% were negative when discussing race. Muslim women are most often targeted by negatively racialised social commentary, and that...
Guide

Reporting on persons with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics: advisory guideline

This advisory guideline, for reporting on people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics, is intended to help publishers and journalists.