The shadowy underbelly of Australia’s fair go: @FrBower comments on #racism

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“I am not a racist! But…” We have all heard it and many of us have said it, but what does it mean? Australians are, for the most part, a pretty decent lot. We love the larrikin, the underdog and the idea of a fair go. However, just as there is always another side to […]

A Murdoch-free household is a galaxy too far: @burgewords #CreatingWaves on #NewsCorp

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  NEWS sites are getting harder to access for free of late. Paywalls are up and apparently profitable for News Corp and Fairfax. Crikey had one for years and recently Wendy Harmer’s flagship site The Hoopla shut the gate on free reads with its 34 cent per day subscription. Media-hungry online consumers are faced with a choice about […]

Sheilas’ @sarah_capper: Feminist #Frightbats Unite!

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We’re proud supporters of ‘Feminist Frightbats’ at Sheilas, having published more than a few of the contributors listed in Tim Blair’s “hysterical” blog post on News Limited’s Daily Telegraph website a couple of days ago. Under the post titled ‘Crown Our Crazy Queen’, Blair launched a predictable ideologically driven sexist spray against what he labeled “this nation’s […]

Citizen journo @Wendy_Bacon on Joe’s ‘Widen the Gap’ budget

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Last night I headed over to FBi, a successful not for profit radio station in inner Sydney to meet up with the Budget_Aus team to listen to Treasurer Joe Hockey deliver his first budget speech. We were hosted by Heidi Pett and the rest of the FBi Backchat team who were working on their show about […]

Stand up, citizen journalists: @burgewords comments on #FairfaxStrike

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  A very simple tweet went out on the same afternoon Fairfax journalists agreed to strike in protest at the company’s plan to cut 80 jobs, mainly in production (layout and sub-editing) and photography. Since the current Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) hearing will continue through the strike, a citizen journalist (‘CJ’) asked whether any […]

Why Australians should care about World Press Freedom Day: @journlaw

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Readers of NoFibs reap the rewards of citizen journalists expressing their news and views with a high level of free expression by world standards. So why should Australians care about media freedom on World Press Freedom Day 2014? Quite simply, because it is a ‘fragile freedom’ – continually under threat and only noticed by most people once […]

Reporting grassroots greenshoots when faith in establishment politics dies: @margokingston1

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Margo: A version of this column appeared in the Byron Shire Echo - @Echonetdaily - on 29 April as a substitute for Mungo McCallum’s weekly column while he recovered from surgery.    Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free […]

March of the open-hearted: @Sally_Owl tells the inside story of #MarchInMarch

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  I started writing this on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, on a flight home after attending March in March (MiM) Melbourne last Sunday, and MiM Canberra on Monday, March 17. I am still giving thanks, six days later, for the miracle that ensured MiM 2014 was a great success, that the vision I had for the marches […]

Mary Lucas open letter to Jon Faine regarding #MarchinMarch

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By Mary Lucas 17th March 2014 [dropshadowbox align="none" effect="lifted-both" width="650px" height="" background_color="#ffffff" border_width="1" border_color="#dddddd" ] Attention: Jon Faine  Subject: #MarchinMarch Dear John, You took three calls this morning regarding MarchinMarch, two of which concentrated on the ratbag fringe and distasteful signs. I get the feeling neither of these callers actually went to the March, if they […]

Understanding Twitter addiction: A day of withdrawal by Margo Kingston

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