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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

100 AIDS researchers on MH17? Why and how the media got it wrong

In the midst of generally careful, sensitive reporting on the MH17 tragedy there was one large misstep. Here’s what happened, and why people believed it.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: MH17 disaster brings foreign affairs into sharp focus

A busy week in news — from MH17 to a certain PUP senator’s requirements for a partner.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

Higher standards for opinion writing as Press Council refocuses for digital age

Fact and opinion articles will be subjected to the same standards of accuracy and fairness under new Press Council principles to take effect from August 1.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2

Fairfax ‘weathered the storm’, says Hywood, but more cuts possible

The Fairfax CEO had no patience for critics at a Melbourne Press Club appearance last week, telling those gathered that his company had “weathered the storm”.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia Index: Palmer rules broadcast as Senate wrangling dominates coverage

Clive Palmer and his rag-tag bunch of senators have got people talking across all forms of media.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5

UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC’s International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.

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Malaysian govt tightens grip on media freedom

The Malaysian government has never been friendly to an open and democratic press. But its lawsuit against an online publication is taking things to another level. Former Malaysiakini intern Jarni Blakkarly reports.

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GUY RUNDLE | JOURNALISM | 5 UNLOCK?

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

An investigation? An interview? Or a drop? There appears to be no consensus on what deserves to be called an exclusive in Australia’s major papers.

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iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

Trial by media? Channel Seven asks viewers to vote on Pistorius’ guilt

Channel Seven’s Sunday Night has controversially asked its viewers to vote on Oscar Pistorius’ trial, after showing them footage his lawyers claim was “illegally obtained”.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 23

Brown Studies: meet the appointee who wants to sell the ABC

If you thought Albrechtsen was the only ideological appointment to the ABC appointments panel, think again. Co-appointee Neil Brown, a QC and former Liberal Party deputy leader, reckons the ABC should be sold, or, failing that, hobbled so it doesn’t compete with the commercial media sector.

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Update: Albrechtsen scores powerful gig at ABC/SBS

Culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen is to play a key role in appointments at the ABC and SBS

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10

Is East Jerusalem ‘occupied’ or ‘disputed’? Media organisations split on Israel/Palestine

George Brandis doesn’t like seeing the term ‘occupied’ used to refer to East Jerusalem. Where does that leave the nation’s journalists? Australia’s major media organisations are split on the issue.

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iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

Clive Palmer certainly knows how to keep his name in the paper.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3

Who wrecked Fairfax? A cheat sheet to Ben Hills’ new book

Stop The Presses is, at heart, a story of Fairfax’s board over several decades, and how it got it so wrong. Full of the corporate intrigue and no-holds-barred sledging, here’s Crikey’s guide to the juicy bits.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | JOURNALISM | 10

Honour killings brutal, ugly domestic violence, not your exotic fantasy

You can’t make domestic violence less horrific — or less real — by calling it “honour killing” and claiming it only happens to Muslims. There is no honour in brutalising women.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

A ‘brave’ cover, but will it sell? Women’s Weekly puts its money where its mouth is

It’s not unusual for the Australian Women’s Weekly to feature someone not known for their modelling on the front. But July’s cover is still, for the magazine industry, shocking. If it flops, it could be a long time before anyone takes the risk again.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 7

Crikey Clarifier: Coulson knew, so why is Brooks not guilty?

Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit phone-hacking, but the evidence wasn’t there to convict his more powerful predecessor.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

‘It’s what Murdoch wants’: ABC veteran slams Lewis review

There’s talk of charging for access to some ABC content, and merging some functions with SBS. The ABC’s Quentin Dempster says that would amount to a ‘commercialisation of the public broadcasters’.

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GUY RUNDLE | JOURNALISM | 30

Rundle: Brooks sheds the devil’s mark, does Australia beckon?

Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, but redhead editrix Rebekah Brooks has got off scott-free. Where will she be heading next? Crikey’s writer-at-large speculates she could be Australia-bound.

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iSentia index: sport and foreign affairs dominate discussion

A big week for sports fans made for a quiet week politically — the first one since the budget was delivered.

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‘A very bad day’: Greste’s shocking verdict

On-the-ground observers say Peter Greste’s Egyptian trial was bizarre and incompetent, and his seven-year prison sentence has brought international condemnation. Freelance writer Rachel Williamson reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 8

In isolated Egypt, foreigners get a taste of local justice

There has been international condemnation of Peter Greste’s seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian judge, but that hasn’t stopped the United States from sending millions of dollars in military aid.

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The letter to the editor The Australian wouldn’t run

When public health expert Professor Mike Daube wrote to the Oz about their ‘exclusive’ plain packaging yarn, they refused to publish his letter in full. Here’s what it said.

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