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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

How News Corp Australia sets up the US debate — and vice-versa

How News Corp Australia sets up the US debate — and vice-versa

When you decry the "Americanisation" of Australian political discourse, remember who inspires Fox News' talking points in the first place.

Dutton's plan to combat online hate speech is starting to take shape

Dutton's plan to combat online hate speech is starting to take shape

Last month, the ACCC report on digital platforms recommended the government develop a 'platform-neutral regulatory framework' — but what does this mean and is it even possible?

How the government weaponises uncomfortable topics to lock down debate

How the government weaponises uncomfortable topics to lock down debate

How can journalists challenge government policy which is intentionally veiled as an effort to stop murder, abuse or sexual assault?

Australia's advertising systems are broken

Australia's advertising systems are broken

The new ACCC report offers some solutions to fixing our broken system — but is it too late to help journalism and news media?

The dangerous devolution of Australian op-eds

The dangerous devolution of Australian op-eds

As the line between fact and fiction continues to blur, the integrity of journalism is rapidly falling away.

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

Last week the media only took a few hours to switch from coverage of Indigenous recognition to instead focus on niche political responses to it. Unfortunately, this isn't unusual.

Why do politicians spill their guts for books like Plots and Prayers?

Why do politicians spill their guts for books like Plots and Prayers?

Politicians risk looking like complete fools when they reveal all for a book like Niki Savva's Plots and Prayers or for ABC documentaries like The Killing Season. Still, they persevere.

How much clout does News Corp have in the fight for press freedom?

How much clout does News Corp have in the fight for press freedom?

For all its sins, News Corp has a strong history of using its political clout for press freedom and for standing up for its journalists and whistleblowers. 

Dylan Voller defamation decision is a threat to outrage media but not to press freedom

Dylan Voller defamation decision is a threat to outrage media but not to press freedom

With this new ruling, publishers will need to decide between increased monitoring or risking the occasional defamation suit.

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Many countries have recently seen trust in media fall following fractious elections. It’s part shooting the messenger and part clear-eyed assessment of media failings in crisis.