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Topic archives: Finkelstein media inquiry

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

April 5, 2017 5

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

August 26, 2014 3

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

August 18, 2014 2

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

March 13, 2013 4

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

March 12, 2013 5

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’

December 4, 2012 6

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

October 25, 2012 6

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

August 21, 2012 2

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

July 27, 2012 4

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

July 20, 2012 2

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