tip off

MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

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”.

READ MORE
BERNARD KEANE | ONLINE |

Dear George: the direction is AWAY from data retention — it doesn’t work

Europe and the United States are moving away from data retention, despite what the Attorney-General may claim.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @raceymicehell on @MIFFofficial

Balancing the demands of elite cinephiles and casual cinema-goers is a challenge Melbourne International Film Festival artistic director Michelle Carey is ready to tackle.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
STILGHERRIAN | ONLINE |

Twitter becoming the latest instrument of terrorism

Terrorist groups have been targeting Twitter to put out fake warnings and alerts. But this is only the beginning of social media terrorism.

READ MORE
MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @fiskeharrison on running with the bulls

British writer Alexander Fiske-Harrison first entered the ring as a wannabe bullfighter, but has found his niche following in Hemingway’s footsteps — quite literally.

READ MORE
ONLINE |

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

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

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

READ MORE
BERNARD KEANE | ONLINE |

Graham Burke — unsafe at any download speed

The priceless examples of copyright industry stupidity keep rolling out as the government prepares for its war on filesharing.

READ MORE
MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @courtneyr and @pressfreedom, fighting for Greste and others

When it comes to press freedom, the Peter Greste case is only the tip of the iceberg, says Courtney Radsch from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
ONLINE |

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.

READ MORE
MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @DlalaNje, changing perceptions in Joburg

Johannesburg’s city centre has a notoriously bad reputation, but an organisation started by two young South Africans is hoping to change that.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: Victorian Parliament stumbles on while Abbott stays in the limelight

The Prime Minister’s overseas trip took the attention off the budget, at least for a little while.

READ MORE
MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Mail responds to News: stop taking our exclusives

Who’s stealing whose stories? Daily Mail Australia fires back after News Corp accuses it of copyright infringement.

READ MORE
ONLINE |

How racist is Australia? Pretty damn racist

Fairfax writer Mark Sawyer says Australians are not particularly racist. But stand-up comic and writer Aamer Rahman begs to differ …

READ MORE
MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

Who owns the copyright on a quote? Probably not the newspaper publishing it, according to media law experts.

READ MORE
MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @combatjourno, live-tweeting battle in Afghanistan

In a country bound by government-related media restrictions, live-tweeting breaking news is both a sensible and revolutionary act, says Mustafa Kazemi.

READ MORE
PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: major parties held to ransom by their smaller opponents

Micro-parties and independent MPs caused plenty of grief at both state and federal levels this week.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...