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The war on whistleblowers — it’s come to Australia

The tactics of the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers and journalists have now been openly deployed in Australia. The Coalition government is on the attack.

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Greenwald: the spying, not the media, is the story

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not finished with revelations of spying — and Australia could end up with even more egg on its face.

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Blame the media? ABC and Guardian defend spying revelations

The conservative media has wasted no time in declaring that our reputation with Indonesia is damaged, not because Australian spies have been listening in on the Indonesian President’s phone, but because media outlets revealed the tapped phone.

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Media briefs: Oz Tokyo bureau … UK spooks and the media …

The Oz leaves Tokyo bureau on ice … UK spooks get a light grilling … when kids don’t get their candy … front page of the day …

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Media briefs: News Corp silent … Financial SMAge … warmist Tele

Why didn’t News Corp rush to The Guardian’s defence on the public’s right to know? That and other media tidbits.

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Crikey says: new journalism still needs old money

It’s D-day for Labor’s leadership showdown: Crikey picks the winner (and Guy Rundle argues why it can’t be Bill Shorten). Don’t trust governments until they accept scrutiny, Bernard Keane argues. Australia’s most sexist people have been crowned — Crikey was there. More fallout from Fairfax. And what’s wrong with Aussie TV drama.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Kevin Rudd seems to be displaying a weird death rattle obsession with undeliverable promises. Plus other bites from the campaign.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Both parties are so wedded to the idea of balanced budgets that they are making election promises for their grandchildren to carry out.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Beat-up of the day goes to the Gold Coast Bulletin for its attack on the PM’s bowling skills, but The Courier-Mail is not far behind with calling Rudd a fatty.

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Media briefs: Guardian cuts losses … footy fast food … Stefanovic spit …

The Guardian’s UK financial results show growing digital revenues. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: news is cheap … RIP Gandolfini … Labor poll lead? …

How can this member of the public not know what Crikey is? Ba-baaaam.

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Media briefs: AAP staff disgust … Guardian’s Greenwald love … Latham on Rudd …

The Guardian is calling on its readers to help them profile its own controversial columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the National Security Agency scandal last week. Plus other media news of the day.

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Game on as Guardian Oz turns on the razzle dazzle

The Guardian launched its Australian website to much fanfare today. It’s an impressive showing, but questions about the site’s long-term sustainability remain.

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Media briefs: Bauer gets Knowledge … big TV week … vale Roger Ebert …

German media co brings exciting new title to replace Madison … and other media gossip of the day.

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Are giant spiders on the Aussie Guardian menu?

The Guardian is coming to Australia — where giant spiders will probably kill you. Will the British care about anything other than deadly wildlife and local cliches?

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The Guardian launches raid on Fairfax: top hacks depart

The Guardian’s hiring of Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy is a wake up call for anyone who’s been sceptical about how serious the publication is taking its Australian experiment.

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Media briefs: US mag data … sport’s black day … Guardian sorry …

Following months of negotiation, The Guardian has issued an apology over sensational stories about corruption in the Mexican media. And other media tidbits.

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Gun stats in the firing line

Crikey readers have their say on the biggest stories of the week.

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Guardian at the gates: Oz play bad news for Fairfax

With The Guardian announcing its expansion into Australia, what does more competition mean for local media players? It’s probably not good news for Fairfax.

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Foxtel out-rated Ten? … Seven bid woes … Guardian up …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … ACCC concerns over Seven’s Foxtel bid … Guardian has best readership: study … Fairfax appoints marketing boss …

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WikiLeaks partners a motley crew on Syria

WikiLeaks has now teamed with a bankrupt Spanish publisher, a French web upstart and a newspaper accused of bias towards the Assad regime as media partners for the release of 2.4 million Syrian government emails.

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Journo grad pay … no net for Iran … Sydney’s radio wreck …

How much does a graduate journalist earn? Elizabeth Redman did some digging to find out that most start on $35,000-$47,000, with those at rural jobs at the lower end. Plus other media news.

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An unusual twist in the NotW phone-hacking tale

The Leveson inquiry into the UK print media has taken an unusual turn.

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Most popular news stories on Facebook in 2011

The BBC have proudly reported that one of its stories, about the world reaching seven billion people, topped Facebook’s most popular stories of 2011. The Sun, The Guardian and Daily Mail also make the top 20, reports Richard Farmer.

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Onya Rupe … The West kills Frazier … Age plays ladyboy card …

In today’s Media Briefs: Onya Rupe, for a generous ‘gift of love’ … Ludlam and the News-employed Marxist … It’s OK, Gillard’s not a head of state and more …

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