The Coalition's plan to fund an Australian news broadcast targeting Pacific countries, to match Chinese influence, fills a gap left by ABC cuts in 2014.
One in four people are concerned about cuts to the ABC, but Coalition voters generally aren't among them. And other media tidbits of the day.
ABC veteran Jim Middleton is leaving the ABC, having accepted a redundancy after 44 years at the public broadcaster.
In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the English-language division of Radio Australia will be shut down, we now know some of the names of the journalists who will lose their jobs. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...
Without a television network, are you still an international broadcaster? The ABC has a plan, but after absorbing 80 redundancies, some insiders are sceptical.
The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC's International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.
The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won't be all they hoped.
Cutting funding and abandoning the Australia Network attacks the ABC's international role via the back door, argues Rodney Tiffen at Inside Story.