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What we can learn from New Zealand's media transformation

What we can learn from New Zealand's media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Suppression orders 'pointless' while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders 'pointless' while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

What's in a name? As Fairfax quietly falls into the Nine Entertainment offerings, much can be learned from the company's mistakes.

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

The Victorian Liberal leader has a bad reputation of blocking people on social media. It may be satisfying at the time, but it raises some important broader questions.

Facebook in crisis: when a digital giant struggles for analogue solutions

Facebook in crisis: when a digital giant struggles for analogue solutions

As fallout from fake news and data privacy scandals continue to wear on Facebook, the company is finding that its challenges seem more like a feature than a bug in its business model.

How can Fairfax-Nine avoid the same fate as Seven West Media?

How can Fairfax-Nine avoid the same fate as Seven West Media?

The bottom line for Nine-Fairfax is that it will have to avoid being a typical Australian media merger that destroys value, rather than creates it.

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Lucas was at first temporarily suspended, which was then made permanent because her account had posted threatening or violent content.