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The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

Since passing metadata retention laws in 2015, the government has been hard at work gunning for journalists. The AFP's demand for Qantas to hand over personal travel records should not be surprising.

What communities lose when regional media disappears

What communities lose when regional media disappears

The closure of rural media is not just sad for staff, it's a tragedy for struggling communities that are routinely ignored by metropolitan news.

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

Anatomy of a sting: how Al Jazeera blew the lid off One Nation

Anatomy of a sting: how Al Jazeera blew the lid off One Nation

How does an undercover sting go from investigating a powerful gun lobby to upsetting a minor party on the other side of the world? Crikey takes a look at how sting operations unfold.

The real reason politicians are leaving the party early

The real reason politicians are leaving the party early

Crikey readers discuss the emptying-out of the Coalition, and the end of the age of the celebrated journalist-personality.

Taxonomy of takes: how the media is covering the George Pell verdict

Taxonomy of takes: how the media is covering the George Pell verdict

Australian media went into meltdown following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell. Crikey looks at the taxonomy of hot takes...

‘Psychologically scarred’: Age crime reporter wins $180,000 for workplace trauma

‘Psychologically scarred’: Age crime reporter wins $180,000 for workplace trauma

The win by a former crime reporter is the first successful action of its kind in the world.

Singing a different tune: the journalists who changed their minds on the royal commission

Singing a different tune: the journalists who changed their minds on the royal commission

More than a few high-profile commentators have egg on their face following the results of Kenneth Hayne's banking royal commission.

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

From classifieds to morning TV to news-desk assistants and street press, it's lumps of coal all round this Christmas.

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.