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The media’s glaring double standard on free speech

The media’s glaring double standard on free speech

One minute Australia's media is rallying for freedom of the press. The next, it's tearing down climate protesters. Speaking out shouldn't be a professional privilege.

Is Lawyer X’s lost ‘libido’ really in the public interest?

Is Lawyer X’s lost ‘libido’ really in the public interest?

The Age's latest story about the Nicola Gobbo saga raises questions about responsible reporting on mental health.

How the media can trump Morrison

How the media can trump Morrison

Crikey readers have some suggestions on how to get Scott Morrison to answer questions.

How do you get a press pass in China? Just ace the Xi Jinping ‘loyalty exam’.

How do you get a press pass in China? Just ace the Xi Jinping ‘loyalty exam’.

China is set to ban any journalists who fail to prove their loyalty to the Communist Party.

Yang and Assange show Australia’s glaring double standard

Yang and Assange show Australia’s glaring double standard

The Australian government is, rightfully, speaking out about the treatment of Yang Hengjun, but Julian Assange has been left in the 'too hard' basket.

Media starts drumbeat for war on Iran

Media starts drumbeat for war on Iran

Having learnt nothing from the Iraq debacle, the Australian media is now urging our involvement in another military intervention in the Middle East.

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

When it came to covering the most important change in our income tax system for decades, the media focused on political trivia at the expense of hard analysis.

‘Don’t ever again allow politicians to diminish the public broadcaster’

‘Don’t ever again allow politicians to diminish the public broadcaster’

Kerry O'Brien's full Logies speech on the 'failures of politics, failures of journalism, and failures of society'.

Is the media getting the messaging right on climate change?

Is the media getting the messaging right on climate change?

From "climate change" to "climate crisis"; experts say there are pros and cons to every doomsday prediction.

Don’t trust the idea that ‘you can’t trust the media’

Don’t trust the idea that ‘you can’t trust the media’

It's a familiar cry in 2019: "you can't trust the media". But the sentiment behind this idea is dangerous.