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Topic archives: media ethics

The Oz continues to confuse pontificating for news

August 22, 2017 6

Once again the Oz has run commentary without appropriately distinguishing it from news.

‘Natural justice’ and ACMA: why the broadcast regulator takes so long to rule

‘Natural justice’ and ACMA: why the broadcast regulator takes so long to rule

February 26, 2014 1

John Laws has been smacked on the knuckles -- 10 months late. So why does Australia's broadcasting regulator take so long to rule? Crikey investigates the often painful process.

Media briefs: Textor’s tasteless tweet … Tele’s Rees ethics … Courier-Fail on Ashes?

Media briefs: Textor’s tasteless tweet … Tele’s Rees ethics … Courier-Fail on Ashes?

November 21, 2013 6

Liberal Party adviser Mark Textor has hit the headlines in Indonesia over a tasteless tweet. That and other media tidbits.

The age of consent: journalists’ ethics in natural disasters

The age of consent: journalists’ ethics in natural disasters

November 13, 2013 4

Do journalists need consent from people before interviewing them or taking an image of them? Dr Denis Muller at The Citizen draws on research in the aftermath of Black Saturday to map out a workable ethical standard.

When media become lobbyists: #scrapthecap backed by mags

When media become lobbyists: #scrapthecap backed by mags

July 10, 2013 3

Australia's leading medical publications are helping to fund a campaign against self-education cuts -- despite hints of self-interest. Has it affected their coverage?

The unbearable dullness of being Lord Justice Leveson

December 13, 2012

Lord Justice Leveson gave a speech in Melbourne last night, but the real action has been at off-the-record lunches and dinners. Crikey tails the Australian tour of one of the world's most talked-about media figures this year.

Channel Nine slapped down for privacy breach

December 4, 2012

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found Channel Nine Adelaide guilty of breaching privacy provisions for airing unauthorised footage of a family involved in a home birth. This is the first time a TV station has been slapped for breaching new privacy guidelines introduced by ACMA last December. The February news story, about a […]

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.

‘Clusterfuck’: how the media slipped up on the Speaker saga

‘Clusterfuck’: how the media slipped up on the Speaker saga

October 12, 2012 76

They were the text messages that brought down the Speaker, making political history. So why did most of the media miss them?

Prostitute’s TV tug-of-war inspires MP regulation threats

June 7, 2012 81

Labor MPs are calling for tougher media regulation and new privacy laws after revelations that Channel Nine aired an ex-prostitute's claims against Craig Thomson even though she had recanted her story.