‘The Protectors’: Lani Bruce on why she joined #leardblockade

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I am the mother of two sons and am qualified to teach science in secondary schools. My level of education and understanding of current local issues has developed since the year 2000 – when I voted for John Howard (a very hard thing to admit to) – till today, when I feel that the two […]

Getting #leardblockade arrested, WTF is journalism and who’s the extremist: @margokingston1 interview with @dailytelegraph

Margo Kingston arrested on March 31 at Whitehaven Coal mine site, arresting officer at right. (Photo: Georgina Woods @georgefwoods).

  My third trip to #leardblockade last week helped me clarify my vision for No Fibs (see Mass arrests at #leardblockade: @margokingston1 Twitter report and Picnic at boundary of Whitehaven State Forest: @margokingston1 April Fools Day Twitter report). I’m happy to answer your question in comments. I’ve never been an ‘embedded journalist’ before, and it’s testing. I was allowed inside […]

Did @margokingston1 intimidate police at #leardblockade? @2squig interview

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#Griffithvotes citizen journo @Griffithelects live twitter reports of Libs ‘group call’ and campaign launch

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By Jan Bowman @GriffithElects Mass Teleconference in Griffith On Wednesday February 29 the LNP ran a mass virtual ‘town hall’ teleconference with voters in Griffith. Apparently Labor used this technology recently in Griffith to link party members with Opposition leader Bill Shorten and is planning something similar in the last week of the campaign. I […]

Reporting Indi: A reflection by Margo Kingston

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By Margo Kingston, 1 December 2013 I take the Gold Coast train to Brisbane airport, the plane to Melbourne, the sky bus to Southern Cross Station, the train to Seymour, and the bus to Wangaratta train station. Wayne Jansson leads me to his battered old car and drives me to the hamlet of St James. A […]

Long live The Yartz! @burgewords column

Australia's Minister for The Yartz and Cultural Attache, Sir Les Patterson.

When Margo Kingston asked me to consider writing a regular arts column for No Fibs, I thought she was pulling my leg, simply because art and politics didn’t seem like a natural blend. Aren’t artists a government’s greatest nightmare, grudgingly budgeted-for, the black sheep’s back on which Australia’s great nation couldn’t possibly be built? The […]

Getting to grips with Griffith by @GriffithElects

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by Jan Bowman  @GriffithElects 18 November 2013 Margo: Here is Jan Bowman’s reflection on being No Fibs’ citizen journo reporting the seat of Griffith at the 2013 election She’s ready to go again at the by election, and I hope you’ll help her out as Twitter’s journalist. Thank you Jan.   No more lies As […]

Can citizen journalism end the silence on Direct Action? @e2mq173 reports

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  By Errol Brandt For a political party with a belief in the power of the market, the Coalition’s climate change policy is a thoroughly disappointing piece of work. Direct Action does not address the source of our carbon emissions and may be based on incomplete scientific research. Not that Australians would know this, given […]

#CSG pilot project winds up: @stephaniedale22 reports

Coal seam gas wells near Tara, in Queensland (Photo courtesy Moira McDade)

By Stephanie Dale No Fibs CSG editor The pilot No Fibs CSG citizen journalism project is winding up. It’s been an absolutely wonderful project to be involved in – in just four weeks we’ve harnessed the talents of 13 new citizen journalists and triggered the interest of many more. We’ve introduced new writers and showcased […]

New No Fibs citizen journalism project: The CSG social movement

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By Margo Kingston 7 October 2013 I knew I wanted to do journalism differently after experiencing the disconnect between the reality on the ground and the closed world of insider political reporting while covering Pauline Hanson’s 1998 election campaign. My idea was to live in the north western NSW town of Bourke to report rural and […]