Journalists who cover illegal operations like logging at this site in northern Sagaing division, Myanmar, can face threats and violence.
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Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
A new book asks how we navigate the line between freedom of information and national security.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate, in Istanbul.
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Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
Alan Soon of Splice Media is promising a million dollars to give to start-ups to transform media in Asia.
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook, because it allegedly overstated its video statistics for years.
New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
Sahar Zeki, a friend of Jamal Khashoggi, outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, October 23, 2018.
The death of the Saudi columnist shows the hazards faced by journalists – especially if the US doesn't like what they do.
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump's 'America First' rhetoric to the test.
People, including the activist group Code Pink, hold signs at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia during a protest about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Dealing with graphic videos and images can harm journalists' mental health.
The advent of the internet has changed how politics and the media influence each other - and not always in a good way.
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Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy and former MP David Feeney on the digital disruption of media and politics.
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Today on the podcast we're talking filter bubbles, fake news, opinion vs fact. Media Files asks two experts how the media and politics influence each other - and why that's causing concern.
Undated file handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (right).
Why were the Russians behind the story not properly acknowledged?
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The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
A pop-up newsroom debunking facts and proposing real time fact-checking can change how media publish stories during specific events such as elections.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Journalists should mind their language.
NBC News intern Cassie Semyon, dashing to beat the competition.
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Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
The Capital Gazette in Annapolis lost five staffers in a shooting.
Violence against journalists is on the rise. Many people don't realize that such acts have a long tradition in the US, where partisan rancor was once a hallmark of American journalism.
Bob Woodward arrives at Trump Tower, January 2017.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
Walter V. Robinson, the US investigative journalist who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the film Spotlight, talks to Media Files about his team’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
A merger between Nine and Fairfax was announced in July this year.
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What does the Nine Fairfax merger mean for diversity and quality journalism?
Eric Beecher of Private Media, Stephen Mayne of the Mayne Report and ABC finance presenter Alan Kohler join Andrew Dodd and Andrea Carson to discuss what the Nine Fairfax merger means for quality journalism.
Getting the scoop.
As the Cairncross Review looks into how high-quality journalism can be sustained into the future, a case for opening up funding streams to tackle a 'democratic deficit'.