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Aug 26, 2014

The Oz’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

The Australian's editorials have mused about leaving the Press Council, but News Corp can't officially do so without four years' notice. It could, however, gut the watchdog by undermining its authority. And that may well be the strategy ...

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Australia’s loss-making national broadsheet has declared war on the media watchdog, with this morning’s edition containing the latest salvo. But will the fallout be restricted to The Australian itself, or could the whole media industry be under threat?

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3 thoughts on “The Oz’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

  1. klewso

    All this unseemly carry on could be avoided if we could implant a conscience in these media glans?

  2. Northy

    Another great article Myriam. Some very respected media experts referred to in this piece. Perhaps The Australian, being 50-years-old, could grow up and accept the Press Council’s findings with grace. That’d be the sensible thing to do.

  3. AR

    I’m struggling with the idea of a ‘ponderous serpent’ – would that be like an anaconda swallowing a News Corpse?

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