Tag: Australian Media

Afghan army deserter Hekmatullah, who murdered three Australian soldiers, freed from custody in Qatar – ABC News

Three caskets are carried by three groups of soldiers into the back of an aircraft, on a runway at a military base

We seem more concerned about the freeing of an Afghan soldier who killed 3 Australians than we do about Australian soldiers accused of criminally murdering Afghan innocents. Something suggests we don’t regard Afgan lives as quite the same? Given we recently saw the status of the Afghan army can he legitimately even be called a deserter?

Hekmatullah killed three Australian soldiers while they were playing cards in 2012 He spent seven years in prison in Afghanistan, but was transferred to Qatar last year during US-Taliban peace talks He was released from custody when the Taliban retook Kabul in August, and his whereabouts cannot be verified

Source: Afghan army deserter Hekmatullah, who murdered three Australian soldiers, freed from custody in Qatar – ABC News

Kevin Rudd petition calls for royal commission into News Corp domination of Australian media | Media | The Guardian

Kevin Rudd

Petition set up by the former PM caused problems for the Parliament House website after more than 38,000 people signed in 24 hours

Kevin Rudd petition calls for royal commission into News Corp domination of Australian media | Media | The Guardian

‘Press release journalism’ favours Morrison and the Liberal Party

 

Media ethics and journalistic integrity

During times of relative stability and peace, poor journalism is an annoyance. But during times of crisis, mediocre reporting has far greater consequences.

‘Press release journalism’ favours Morrison and the Liberal Party

Media unites to rally for press freedom, taking campaign to front pages and airwaves – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Daily Telegraph, Financial Review, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times blacked out.

Key points:

  • Major newspapers feature “censored” front pages to show the impact of government secrecy
  • It follows a television campaign launched on Sunday night
  • Media organisations want greater protections for journalists and whistleblowers

via Media unites to rally for press freedom, taking the campaign to front pages and airwaves – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)