Tag: Public Interest

Australia’s Right-wing stranglehold over public interest journalism

Fair and unbiased reporting is disappearing in Australia as the Coalition Government and Murdoch Mafia gain control of our news, writes Ranald Macdonald.

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A Message For The Media: Start Putting Public Interest Ahead Of Propaganda – New Matilda

The media’s role in overcoming political propaganda can’t be over-stated, writes Russell Edwards. It’s also high time journalists started fighting it. What should we expect of those who govern us? We live in a liberal democracy. The legitimacy of any government rests on the informed consent of the public. Should we therefore expect that governmentsMore

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Public interest be damned – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The notion of “public interest” has been officially abandoned.  The interests of the government are now paramount and they intend to keep a very tight control on information whilst being selectively ruthless about who they pursue. In 2006, Lateline aired a program called Sexual slavery reported in Indigenous community in which an unnamed youth worker…

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