Rinehart stepping down? Reports in News Corp and Fairfax this morning suggest Gina Rinehart plans to relinquish her seat on the board of Channel Ten. According to The Australian's Media Diary column, she is stepping back from the board role to focus on her development of the Roy Hill mine. In a story published later this morning, Fairfax's Business Day appears to have confirmed the reports. As Crikey neared deadline, no formal indication of the story had been made to the sharemarket. -- Myriam Robin

No neutrality possible in War on Terror. Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste expressed his concerns about the the stifling of press freedom in today’s conflicts in a speech he wrote from Egypt’s Tora prison. Greste blames the establishment of the “War on Terror” for placing journalists in the crosshairs.