You cannot burn a mummy blog: @burgewords comments

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Over the weekend a ripple of panic went through the social media in Australia. I was alerted to it by one of my Twitter friends. Word was that Vanessa Powell, described on her Twitter profile as a “refugee supporter”, had been sent two anonymous tweets by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. They could […]

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

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Sssshhhh, don’t tell the media, but politics is changing from the ground-up, by @ariadne_syd

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Ariadne Vromen, @ariadne_syd Source: The Conversation University of Sydney 21st March 2014 Political participation in Australia will soon be about hope – and the transformation of citizenship engagement in this country. Here is why. Traditionally, Australian political participation was centred on, and supported by, the electoral system, political parties and major political organisations. Most media commentators tend […]

Training it to Melbourne’s #MarchinMarch, by @jenoutwest

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By Jenny Bates  @jenoutwest, 17 March, 2014 Our journey to March in March began Sunday morning on a standing room only train to Melbourne - amazing, considering not an AFL colour could be seen. It was obvious this march was going to be big, and it was.  As more people squeezed in at each stop, a […]

Blasting the #MarchInMarch partisan myths: @jansart reports

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By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 13th March 2014 March in March (MiM) has now grown to 31 events across the country, the main Facebook page has more than 42,000 likes, and growing. Last week The Border Mail ran a story about an MiM event for Wodonga, Victoria, claiming it was being organised by North-East Border Trades Hall. MiM organisers have been extremely […]

Understanding Twitter addiction: A day of withdrawal by Margo Kingston

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Reporting #MarchInMarch, by @jansant

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By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 5th March 2014 One month into the Abbott Government, a user on Twitter floated the idea of banding together to voice concern about the direction the new Prime Minister was taking Australia. From this seed a movement was formed - MarchInMarch. Fast forward to early March, 2014, and it’s grown into a truly […]

Sweetening the deal: #SPCsunday helps preserve Aussie icon @LindaDrummond reports

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By Linda Drummond @LindaDrummond 15th February 2014 It’s easy to look at an issue and think: Someone should do something about that, but it seems our governments are becoming less inclined to be the ones to do something. So where does that leave us? We can either complain. Or we can act. Last week I […]

Has Abbott changed his mind on a Soviet-style media? @e2mq173 comments

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By Errol Brandt  @e2mq173 From Left Field 29th January 2014 Prime Minister Abbott seems to have changed his mind on Soviet-style media reforms. Despite criticising the proposed Gillard/Conroy media reforms of March 2013, Abbott now appears interested in additional regulation that would force the ABC to go a little easier on the government. In 2013, Abbott told […]

Twitter and the discerning citizen journalist

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No Fibs relies on social media to broadcast our news. In particular, we are a Twitter experiment. The wonder of social media is that it enables us to disseminate news quickly – very quickly. Its inherent danger is that is also encourages citizen journalists to spread false information quickly – very quickly. As a citizen journalist […]