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Fake news is not new, and a Senate inquiry into it would be a colossal waste of time

Crikey April 5, 2017 5 Comments

Lies, distortions and propaganda have been around for centuries, writes former SMH editor-in-chief and UTS professor of journalism Peter Fray.

The <em>Oz</em>’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

The Oz’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

Myriam Robin August 26, 2014 3 Comments

The Australian's editorials have mused about leaving the Press Council, but News Corp can't officially do so without four years' notice. It could, however, gut the watchdog by undermining its authority. And that may well be the strategy ...

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

Myriam Robin August 18, 2014 2 Comments

The Australian could never really be described as a fan of the Australian Press Council. But it has, in the past, been far more complimentary.

Minimalist media reform that only starts the job

Margaret Simons March 13, 2013 4 Comments

Some expected Stephen Conroy to do nothing on media reform in an election year. He's done something -- but it's not much, and it may not pass Parliament anyway. The government's minimalist approach fails to address convergence.

Government’s media reform package plays it (very) safe

Government’s media reform package plays it (very) safe

Bernard Keane March 12, 2013 5 Comments

Labor has finally delivered a blueprint on media reform. But there's not much to it, and it wants Parliament to pass it immediately. Stephen Conroy, frustrated by delays, is betting big.

Finkelstein then Leveson, stymied debate ‘deeply disturbing’

Matthew Knott December 4, 2012 6 Comments

Recommendations for a government-funded media regulator were howled down in the UK just as they were here. One of the architects of the local proposals reckons the debate has been stomped on -- by the media.

What we know the government thinks on media regulation

Margaret Simons October 25, 2012 6 Comments

Time is ticking for the government to act on media regulation. There's plenty of talk inside the government but nothing concrete is emerging. Could it all be too hard?

Media regulation stories out of bounds at Press Council

Matthew Knott August 21, 2012 2 Comments

If you think a report is inaccurate, biased or unfair in its reporting on the findings of the Finkelstein inquiry or Convergence Review, don’t bother going to the Australian Press Council with a complaint.

News Ltd versus Gillard: a tale of two letters

Crikey July 27, 2012 4 Comments

Yesterday, Bernard Keane untangled some of the false arguments behind opposition to a public interest test for media ownership. Today, David Salter reviews the parallel campaign against content regulation.

Kim Williams: understanding the principles of broadcast law

Crikey July 20, 2012 2 Comments

David Salter's analysis fundamentally misunderstands the principles which have underpinned broadcasting legislation for over 80 years, writes News Limited CEO Kim Williams.