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What about the Merauke Five?

Crikey June 28, 2009

Why did the media ignore Australia's Merauke five, now home after nine months' detention in West Papua? Possibly because they are middle-aged, middle-of-the-road people, writes Mark Bousen.

Some weekend reading from the world’s magazines

Some weekend reading from the world’s magazines

Richard Farmer June 26, 2009

Ricahrd Farmer hand-picks some great weekend reads from around the world.

Iranian protestors: the global media made me do it

Crikey June 26, 2009

Footage of Iranian protesters "confessing" that they protested "under the influence of the BBC, the radio Voice of America and other foreign media" is being shown on a loop on government-controlled Iranian TV.

Michael Jackson and the death of perspective

Crikey June 26, 2009

It’s easy to point out the contrast between the depth afforded the simple fact of one entertainer’s death and issues of actual real-world consequence -- but much harder to explain.

The BBC’s big spend

The BBC’s big spend

Crikey June 26, 2009

The BBC has published five years' worth of expense claims made by its executive board members, totalling £363,963.83 and including a £100 bottle of champagne and a £500 handbag.

Julia Medew named Young Australian Journalist of the Year

Crikey June 26, 2009

Age journalist Julia Medew won the Young Australian Journalist of the Year award last night for her reporting on "ghost wards" in Victorian hospitals.

Anna Politkovskaya murder to be retried

Anna Politkovskaya murder to be retried

Crikey June 26, 2009

Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three suspects in the controversial 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a murder many suspect to have been at the behest of the Kremlin.

Afghanistan: what about the local journos?

Crikey June 25, 2009

With all the pandemonium surrounding the escape of The New York Times' David Rohde, has no-one given thought to the Afghani journalists who deal with the threat of kidnapping every day?

Journalist’s lament: why does the public hate us?

Crikey June 25, 2009

Matt Pressman (apt name) analyses the public's reasons for disliking the media -- they're too liberal, they're narcissists, etc -- and assesses whether they're right.

How Rahm Emanuel mastered the media

Crikey June 24, 2009

Howard Kurtz explains how White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel plays the nation's press like a cheap fiddle.