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For example, the Rupert Murdoch media empire owns two-thirds of the country's metropolitan print mastheads and some of Australia's most popular news websites.
by Andris Heks - 20/05/2022 - 19 comments
Over the space of just a few short months, the internet-based word game Wordle has become the latest online pandemic craze.
by Ashley Humphrey - 22/03/2022
The Ukraine conflict now gives the group a cover for practices that enfeeble and corrupt democracy while picking sides in war.
by Binoy Kampmark - 15/03/2022 - 10 comments
A dangerous gulf exists in liberal democracies between people's concerns about their lives, their countries and their future, and the priorities, proclivities and pre-occupations of mainstream politics and media.
by Richard Eckersley - 23/02/2022 - 11 comments
Now they've come for Joe Rogan, and maybe that matters more because he's kind of the average Joe – neither freak nor Republican – but will we do anything?
by Graham Young - 16/02/2022 - 19 comments
Factual information is the casualty
by Murray Hunter - 7/02/2022 - 10 comments
Science communication sells great stories, but science isn't about stories or messages or narratives.
by Charles Essery - 10/01/2022 - 11 comments
In our system of government there is a separation of powers between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.
by Scott Prasser - 20/12/2021 - 2 comments
The proposed Senate inquiry was questionable because it indicated a lack of trust by the Coalition parties in the ABC’s process.
by Scott Prasser - 30/11/2021 - 27 comments
This week we learn that there is no room in the editorial pages of the paper whose motto is 'Independent. Always.' for independent thought.
by Dara Macdonald - 1/11/2021 - 7 comments
This month, Australia has made its own modest contribution to cartoon cancel culture by taking aim (the word is appropriate) at one of its favourite scrawling sons.
by Binoy Kampmark - 27/10/2021 - 3 comments
Dershowitz and Trump have a point in pointing out a symptom of the US body politic that has become cripplingly apparent: business and the interests of capitalism have come to control speech, its circulation, its distribution.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/10/2021 - 3 comments


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