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Julia Gillard: Israeli media black hole

Crikey June 24, 2009 2 Comments

Whoever organised the current Australian delegation to Israel have done a pretty shabby -- the Hebrew media is paying no attention to Julia Gillard, which may be just as well, as her speech contained quite a few errors.

Special Licence to Scrutinise Syndrome

Special Licence to Scrutinise Syndrome

Crikey June 24, 2009

Many big-name journos suffer from the belief that they have a special media sheriff's badge to kick down doors and investigate -- but that this does not apply to freelance journalists or bloggers or non-ABC TV journalists, writes Sasha Uzunov.

Daily Tele: No apology for Utegate, just Backyard Blitz

Scott Bridges June 24, 2009

The Daily Tele is responsible for publishing an email, later showed to be fraudulent. Do they issue a mea culpa? No, they make fun of Treasury official Godwin Grech's garden.

What the Arab media is (and isn’t) saying about Iran

What the Arab media is (and isn’t) saying about Iran

Crikey June 24, 2009

While the Western media devours and obsesses over every tiny morsel of news that comes out of Iran, much of the Arab world is taking a far more cautious approach in its reporting.

Double standards: the media on Taliban kidnappings

Eleri Harris June 23, 2009

Are the hundreds of people kidnapped by the Taliban each year any less deserving of media black out protection than western journalists like David Rohde?

Peter Lloyd released from Changi

Peter Lloyd released from Changi

Crikey June 23, 2009

Former ABC correspondent Peter Lloyd has been released early from Singapore's Changi Prison, following his arrest and detention for drug possession last year.

Leaked: AP’s staff social media guidelines

Crikey June 23, 2009

Reading companies' social media guidelines is always fun (and no, we don't have any beyond using it constantly and gratuitously). Valleywag got their mitts on the Associated Press' slightly "paranoid" rules for their staff.

Guardian harnesses people power for MP expenses investigation

Crikey June 23, 2009

Almost 20,000 have answered The Guardian's call for a hand to sort through the 457,153 pages of British MP expense claims.

Utegate raises no end of questions for the media too

Scott Bridges June 22, 2009

Whichever way you look at this whole thing, the media is up to its armpits in it, writes Scott Bridges.

Journalists’ amazing flight from the Taliban

Crikey June 22, 2009

After seven months being detained by the Taliban, NYT reporter David Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Luddin escaped their captors, aided by a rope they'd hidden and a game of draughts.