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Aug 14, 2014

Media briefs: the Oz hearts the SMH … Snowden the patriot … Jezebel wins …

The Oz continues to hate on the Press Council. And other media tid-bits of the day.

The enemy of my enemy … Hoo, boy. And you thought the Middle East was a writhing mass of bitter hatreds, blind loyalties and uneasy alliances. But all of a sudden The Australian has found something it hates even more than The Sydney Morning Herald: the Australian Press Council. The Press Council ruled against the SMH yesterday in relation to a story the paper had written about Kate Malonyay, who was murdered by her boyfriend, Elliott Coulson. A SMH reporter attened Malonyay’s funeral, which the Press Council found to be a breach of privacy.

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  1. klewso

    “The Oz”, a constant reminder that you can’t regulate taste – let alone self-regulate it.

  2. Kevin_T

    ‘Can you imagine getting permission from the families of bikies, criminals, celebrities, politicians — even victims of natural disasters/plane crashes? Should the media just accept they won’t be covered because the family says so?’ asked Clive Mathieson, editor of The ­Australian.

    Is there generally/usually a valid journalistic need to cover, or a public interest in covering, such funerals?

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