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In a text message exchange with ABC radio presenter Rafael Epstein, Mr Milne said “yes” when asked if he. intended to remain in the role. Joel Carrett/AAP

Government sets up inquiry into embattled ABC chairman’s email

The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Milne's editorial interference.
News Corp is not unhappy to see the ABC, its perennial target, disadvantaged and intends to extract benefit for itself from the situation. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Nauru’s ban on ABC splits commercial media

The federal parliamentary press gallery committee - which mostly looks after routine matters affecting its members - has taken a defiant stand to the ban, which has been endorsed by Fairfax.
Trump accuses the U.S. “mainstream media” of spreading fake news about his administration. But that hasn’t stopped White House reporters from doing their job. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Trump scorns US media, but just try being a journalist in North Korea or Mexico

Trump may rhetorically attack the media, but the US still ranks 45th of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. North Korea ranks last. And Mexico is the world's most dangerous place for reporters.
Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa was fired from a leading Kenyan daily newspaper for his political views. Andi Weiland/Flickr

How artistic expression is being stifled in East Africa

New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.

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