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As communications minister, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated that real innovation in digital media was within the ABC’s charter. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Sarah Ferguson: will Malcolm Turnbull curb or befriend the ABC?

Former prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have in common highly negative views about the media, according to ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson.
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One year on: the SNP, the BBC, and the Scottish neverendum

The Scottish National Party (SNP) hate the BBC, which may sound harsh but makes sense when you think about it. The BBC – the British Broadcasting Corporation – is the ultimate symbol of Union, the cultural…

News Corp and the future of public service media

I’ve been teaching students in Hong Kong about the relationship between politics and the media, and wanted to illustrate the sometimes problematic relationship between media and power. So I showed them…
The first minister of Scotland addressing the Edinburgh TV festival . Danny Lawson/PA

Scottish TV channel a non-starter if BBC expected to stump up

The Scottish first minister's speech may have been strong on vision, but there were no signs of innovative thinking on how new Scottish services would be funded at a time of BBC cutbacks.
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The Beeb, the bias and the bashing

From both left and right come accusations that the BBC is biased. The truth is that the Beeb has links to all sides of politics – as you would expect.
The ABC has, in general, been able to withstand the pressures and (less common) interventions of governments or media barons. AAP/Joel Carrett

Cost of Q&A compromise to ABC independence remains to be seen

The history of the ABC reveals battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis and independence compromised or overturned.
But wait – he’s got a beard! Lynne Cameron / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Song remains the same for UK papers when it comes to Labour leadership

It’s increasingly apparent that the Labour Party is muddling through a period of existential crisis. This week’s welfare bill debacle, where 48 MPs wilfully defied the interim leadership’s call for abstention…

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