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Media and privacy I: The sacred cow of media freedom

August 13, 2008 1

Isn't it legitimate to ask whether the media is on solid ground when it continues to rage against all and any kind of privacy limitations, asks Crikey publisher Eric Beecher.

Coles and Red Rooster lead Olympics cash in

August 12, 2008 7

Fast food chain Red Rooster and retailer Coles are among the early leaders in local heats of the 2008 Beijing Olympics ambush marketing competition, writes Stephen Downes.

GetUp: not even Stokes could get our ad on air

August 12, 2008 2

The Seven Network are having trouble sticking to a consistent story -- originally they denied GetUp had booked any ads at all, then, once GetUp produced the confirmed booking sheets, claimed the booking was for another ad unrelated to Tibet, writes Ed Coper from GetUp.

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

August 8, 2008 1

Meaty snippets from the home of government, Richard Farmer writes.

Last night’s TV ratings

August 8, 2008

The highs and lows of last night's free-to-air TV ratings.

And the Wankley Award goes to… Paul Sheehan

August 8, 2008 6

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Paul Sheehan had many things to say on Monday about the challenge of migration. But the last paragraph stole the show, writes Jane Nethercote.

Media briefs: White House plane detained, Phuket, let’s pun and more

August 8, 2008

China detains White House media plane: A charter airplane carrying the White House press corps was detained for nearly three hours Friday at Beijing’s international airport not long after President Bush arrived to attend the Olympic Games. The flight crew of the Northwest Airlines 747 had been expecting to park at a VIP terminal, but […]

The Media Monitors Top 20

August 7, 2008

Brendan Nelson was the most popular politician in Australia on radio and television this week… if you subscribe to the theory that all publicity is good publicity.

Media briefs: Hole in the Wall, Tamsyn’s drug message

August 7, 2008

ITV revenues plunge while the battle for Adelaide rages on at WIN.

Facebook: how to defame someone without really trying

August 7, 2008 4

Tasmanian politician Paula Wriedt is the latest high profile victim of Facebook attacks, but why aren't the proprietors of social networking sites doing more to prevent their use for harrassment?