Topic archives: foreign correspondents

Trump’s Muslim ban will compromise the work of foreign correspondents

January 30, 2017

Be prepared to get no, or very sketchy, coverage from those seven countries banned from the US.

He saved my life in Afghanistan. So why did Australia want to send him to Nauru?

August 26, 2016

Many people in Afghanistan risked their lives and their families to help foreign journalists. But foreign correspondent John Martinkus says after the West has no need for such people anymore, we often leave them to be killed.

The grim, deadly reminders that the war in Afghanistan has failed

April 26, 2016 5

Since Australian troops left, Afghanistan has become even more dangerous, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

What is driving Tony Abbott?

March 16, 2015 3

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

How to cover international news without paying (much) for it

How to cover international news without paying (much) for it

March 13, 2015

Foreign coverage is expensive. From fixers to freelancers, former foreign news editor and academic Colleen Murrell tells Crikey how Australian media organisations are trying to make it less so.

Overseas coverage sweeps Walkleys as ABC cuts jobs at <em>Foreign Correspondent</em>

Overseas coverage sweeps Walkleys as ABC cuts jobs at Foreign Correspondent

December 9, 2014 3

Four of Foreign Correspondent's producer's finish up this year, as the program gets its budget trimmed in 2015. But executive producer Steve Taylor says the show will be stronger than ever.

Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

September 15, 2014

The foreign correspondent's body says it fears China is rapidly eroding the progress it made in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, when many restrictions on foreign press were relaxed for the first time.

Media briefs: <em>Oz</em> Tokyo bureau … UK spooks and the media …

Media briefs: Oz Tokyo bureau … UK spooks and the media …

November 8, 2013

The Oz leaves Tokyo bureau on ice ... UK spooks get a light grilling ... when kids don't get their candy ... front page of the day ...

Media briefs: ABC Mandela watch … Two of Us PR? … Van G’Obama …

Media briefs: ABC Mandela watch … Two of Us PR? … Van G’Obama …

June 18, 2013

A fortnight ago, Crikey promised to keep you up to date with the happenings at Two of Us -- the much-loved Good Weekend column. Plus other media news.

Media briefs: News Ltd paywalls … Murdoch sports … papers on TV …

Media briefs: News Ltd paywalls … Murdoch sports … papers on TV …

May 8, 2013 2

News Limited boss Kim Williams today unveiled a new paywall strategy for the company. All the details and other media news.

Clean air for John Garnaut, home from China

Clean air for John Garnaut, home from China

May 3, 2013 3

John Garnaut, one of Australia's most respected foreign correspondents, is heading home after a stint in China. Who will Fairfax pick to replace him?

This is Moscow calling: not any more as ABC scraps Russia desk

This is Moscow calling: not any more as ABC scraps Russia desk

April 8, 2013 4

Change is afoot in the ABC's network of foreign bureaux: Moscow is out and a second Middle-East position is on the way.

Tips and rumours

January 16, 2013 1

Fairfax baulks at tabloid switch? ... Paul McGeough contemplates move to Middle East ... senior mandarins wearing trackpants, blunnies in January quiet ...

Foreign bureaux get the chop as News, Fairfax cut costs

Foreign bureaux get the chop as News, Fairfax cut costs

January 9, 2013 3

Is there a future for newspapers' foreign correspondents in the digital age? The signs don't look good as Australia's editors look to cut costs -- and the US and Europe look like the next to go.

US election coverage: don’t mention China

November 7, 2012 3

The media is fascinated by the US election when a more important leadership handover is occurring with far less coverage in China.

ABC journos told to penny-pinch on travel

April 1, 2011 13

ABC foreign correspondents have been effectively confined to their base cities because the budget for travel has run out. The stricture was contained in a message sent out last week from the head of policy for news, Steve Alward.

That damn polar bear drove me Knuts

March 23, 2011

Popular polar bear Knut died in Berlin Zoo this week. But for Roger Boyes, a foreign correspondent in Germany, Knut's death comes as a relief. No more ditching serious stories about the euro collapse in favour of cute updates of Knut, says Boyes.

ABC foreign affairs: cuts to support staff fuel News 24 resentment

November 2, 2010 3

The ABC is attempting to hose down anger over mooted changes to foreign reporting bureaus, but staff are deeply sceptical about sharing resources with a commercial news organisation and fewer opportunities for original field reporting.

VIDEO: Broadcasting from behind the Bamboo Curtain

October 1, 2009

As China celebrates 60 years under the PRC government, the ABC looks back at over 30 years of coverage in the country, from Richard Nixon's historic visit in 1972 to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The awkward truth of foreign journalism

September 11, 2009

The relationship between fixers and foreign correspondents can be very close. But as the death of respected Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi shows, there will always be a power imbalance, says George Parker.