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MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Freedom, Media merger, MIL OSI, Nine Network, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

There is concern about the editorial independence of The Age newspaper, one of the jewels of the Fairfax Media empire, now that it is to be run by Nine Entertainment. Image: William West /RSF/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about pluralism and respect for editorial independence in the new […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, English, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, public interest, Reportage, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to acquire Fairfax Media, the biggest single shake-up of the Australian media in more than three decades, ring alarm bells. The opening gambit is an appeal to advertisers, not readers. It promises to enhance “brand” and […]

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