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Australia’s media accountability systems (M*A*S) include the Australian Press Council, broadcasting self-regulatory schemes, public broadcasting charters, the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA) Code of Ethics, journalism education and...
Wilson's Long drive Through A Short War is a personal account of their time in Iraq during the invasion and a subsequent post-war visit to the country to see the fate of the people he had met.  Hersh's Chain of Command provides many of the missing...
By trawling through the public record of the events of the time, Fernandes has amassed a convicing collection of little-known evidence showing just how reluctant the Australian Government was to assist the Timorese. He has used often obscure...
Tanner, whose doctorate examined media treatment of political corruption and who wrote about 'Watchdog or an attack dog?' in the book Ethics and Political Practice (1998), has gathered an impressive range of contributors to this educational and...
Awful as it is, this [film] will give you some idea of the shock and rage that convulsed Ireland over the brutal slaying of leading crime reporte Veronica Guerin, gunned down in a peaceful street outside Dublin for telling the truth about the sleazy...
Last year [2003], in a supremely hypocritical editorial, The New Zealand Herald laid into the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) for its ‘farcical level of research’ on Ahmed Zaoui.1 Zaoui is an Algerian national who turned up at...
The death of Warren Berryman, founder and managing editor of The Independent Business Weekly, marks the end of an era in New Zealand journalism. Renowned as a gutsy, no-nonsense journo and ‘the consummate nosy bastard’, he pioneered investigative...
'Ask people in the relevant field, ask your mother, ask your mother's friends! You never know what leads you may find simply by throwing a few theories around. Then chase them up and keep chasing them up until you find the person who is holding the...
In spite of the hot air about governments pressuring the media in Pacific countries—and this does happen all too frequently—I believe a greater threat to press freedom comes from a small clique of media veterans, many of whom are of palagi origin,...
Journalists need look again at the conventions and practices which conceal their reliance on information subsides from their audiences. A genuinely free and open press can only exist where readers can recognise where the hand of the government has...

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