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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

Bezos, the prince, and the tragically true plot to silence journalism

Bezos, the prince, and the tragically true plot to silence journalism

This isn't absurdist comedy. It's tragedy. It shows how ridiculously confident authoritarian regimes are to reach across the world to intimidate and silence critics.

Can News Corp really pivot on climate? Rupert, here's a blueprint for the purge

Can News Corp really pivot on climate? Rupert, here's a blueprint for the purge

Climate denialism is embedded deeply in the News Corp brand. If they now want to change, is it too little, too late?

Media late to the game on 'unprecedented' fires

Media late to the game on 'unprecedented' fires

The Australian media has settled on the tag for this summer’s fires: they’re 'unprecedented'. But the analysis of the link between the crisis and climate change has been anything but.

War on facts: it's time for op-ed writers to respect the truth

War on facts: it's time for op-ed writers to respect the truth

News Corp's editorial response to the bushfire crisis has frequently seen facts forced out in favour of grievance, fabrication and diversion

India shutters the internet in support of its nationalist agenda

India shutters the internet in support of its nationalist agenda

Millions of people in India are being denied access to the internet, which is having direct impact on the economy, education and human rights.

Government's plan for digital platform regulation all bark and no byte

Government's plan for digital platform regulation all bark and no byte

The government's plan to better regulate digital platforms including Facebook and Google leaves a fair bit to be desired.

Defamation reforms target tide of petty cases

Defamation reforms target tide of petty cases

A package of reforms to the national defamation code means that hurt feelings may no longer be enough to take your neighbour to court.

Journalism struggles to have an impact in modern politics

Journalism struggles to have an impact in modern politics

Avoid, evade, bluster, lie: as political actions lose any consequence, can journalism do anything to hold political power to account?

News Corp's bushfire coverage a sad case of smoke and mirrors

News Corp's bushfire coverage a sad case of smoke and mirrors

The intensity of Australia’s bushfires has lit up the fracture in Australia’s media over the climate crisis, and ended the comfortable fiction of shared values within a traditional Fourth Estate.

Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

To stave off threats of forced break-up or regulation, Facebook plans to get bigger, more integrated and more influential — fast.