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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Car-bomb murder of Maltese journalist 'an attack on free press and democracy'

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AFP journalist Kate Webb featured on Australian stamp

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Journalist and TV presenter Peter Luck dead, aged 73

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Australian Public Service Commission's new social media guidelines go too far

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Journalist's son says Malta PM complicit as car bomb sends shockwaves across Europe
The son of Malta's most famous investigative journalist, who was killed in a car bomb close to her home, has accused the country's Prime Minister of complicity in her death. Key points: Journalist had accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife of taking kickbacks Police sergeant tweeted he was happy she had died Dutch forensic teams and FBI agents will lead the investigation Matthew Caruana Galizia described in detail on Facebook the horror of seeing the burning wreck of his mother's car   Read More ...
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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Car-bomb murder of Maltese journalist 'an attack on free press and democracy'
The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia poses a threat to democracy itself, say journalists and writers, who have expressed their outrage. Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta's capital of Valletta, when a bomb went off, sending the vehicle's wreckage spiralling over a wall and into a field. The editor of Malta's Independent newspaper, Rachel Attard, said Caruana Galizia's murder has raised questions about freedom of the press in Malta   Read More ...
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Digital detox: What you told us about curbing your social media and smartphone use
Despite the benefits, many Australians have mixed feelings about their mobile phones, according to the results of the . We invited you to try six digital detox challenges, designed to test your ability to switch off, log off, and re-focus. Here's how you went. Challenge 1: Are you conning yourself? One of the early trends from the online smartphone survey indicated many people — about 26 per cent — thought they interacted with their phone less than five times a day   Read More ...
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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Car bomb kills Maltese journalist who exposed Panama Papers link
A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed her island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers has been killed after a bomb exploded in her car. Key points: The power of the explosion left Caruana Galizia's car blackened in a nearby field Officials quick to denounce the death as a "political murder" She revealed cases of Maltese government corruption in the 2016 leak Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta's capital of Valletta, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle's wreckage spiralling over a wall and into a field   Read More ...
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Ink again: The antiquated skill of calligraphy is a huge hit on social media
Ink slingers, prepare your nibs. With the stroke of a pen, the antiquated craft of calligraphy is back. Once used to make copies of the Bible, the art of ornate handwriting has become a surprisingly huge hit on social media. On Instagram, there are millions of posts devoted to the hoops, swirls and flourishes of the pen, replacing adult colouring books as the next big thing in mindfulness   Read More ...
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Aussie lawmaker attacks national broadcaster over perceived anti-Israel bias
SYDNEY — A Jewish member of the Australian government advertised with taxpayer money perceived examples of anti-Israel bias in the media.Michael Danby paid The Australian Jewish News to publish two half-page ads pointing out treatment differences on two stories reported by the Jerusalem correspondent of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sophie McNeill. Danby’s gripe, which was supported in print by one senior secular journalist, was the coverage of the murders of three members of the Solomon family recently by a terrorist as they sat down for their Shabbat dinner   Read More ...
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Labor MP Michael Danby used taxpayer funds for ad attacking ABC journalist Sophie McNeill
A federal Labor MP has admitted he charged taxpayers to take out an ad attacking an ABC journalist. Melbourne backbencher Michael Danby took out the ad in Australian Jewish News, which suggested ABC foreign correspondent Sophie McNeill had "double standards" when reporting on Israel and Palestine. The ad, which features two men praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, claims McNeill filed "no report" on three Jewish Israelis who were stabbed to death in July while celebrating Shabbat   Read More ...
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Labor MP Michael Danby used taxpayer funds for ad attacking ABC journalist Sophie McNeill
A federal Labor MP has admitted he charged taxpayers to take out an ad attacking an ABC journalist. Melbourne backbencher Michael Danby took out the ad in Australian Jewish News, which suggested ABC foreign correspondent Sophie McNeill had "double standards" when reporting on Israel and Palestine. The ad, which features two men praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, claims McNeill filed "no report" on three Jewish Israelis who were stabbed to death in July while celebrating Shabbat   Read More ...
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AFL grand final: Trolls unleash social media onslaught against Crows players over defeat
Online trolls targeting Adelaide Crows players on social media in the wake of their AFL grand final defeat are "fundamentally cowards" who should be aware of the potential damage they are doing, former Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett says. Some so-called fans, mostly from other clubs, and social media users have unleashed abuse on the players, targeting them with offensive comments and, in at least one case, sending a picture of a noose   Read More ...
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Mount Agung: Footage emerges of people walking to volcano summit amid eruption fears
Evidence has emerged on social media of three Indonesian priests venturing to the peak of Bali's Mount Agung volcano ahead of its expected eruption. The videos shared on Facebook show the men standing near the crater where steam can be seen rising. The area has been evacuated, with a 12 kilometre exclusion zone in place from the summit. More than 100,000 people have taken shelter in evacuation centres in Bali as Mount Agung is expected to erupt at any time   Read More ...
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Anglican Priest Rod Bower brands Peter Dutton a 'Sodomite' in social media post
Outspoken Anglican priest Rod Bower has courted controversy by labelling Immigration Minister Peter Dutton a "Sodomite" in a social media post that has attracted thousands of shares and divided the religious community. Father Bower, the controversial rector at the Anglican parish of Gosford who is famed for his roadside billboards, posted a photo on Facebook late on Thursday of a billboard bearing the words "Dutton is a Sodomite"   Read More ...
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US migrant social media crackdown: I have nothing to hide, oh, wait
San Francisco: I moved to the US in 2008 for the Obama oasis of opportunity, innovative discourse and a chance to take my sustainable business to new heights. My family has thrived on a generous community of smart, caring Americans always encouraging us to strive higher with new ideas. Yes, the USA is a land of extremes and the discrepancies in wealth, education and health are hard to grapple with, but to be honest the Bay Area is a bubble largely isolated from middle 'Merica   Read More ...
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US to collect social media data on all immigrants entering country
Washington: The Department of Homeland Security will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the United States, part of what agency officials call an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country. Privacy advocates see it as an unnecessary intrusion that would do little to protect national security. The department will begin collecting the information on October 18, the same day the Trump administration's new travel ban on citizens of seven countries and restrictions on those from two others are set to take effect   Read More ...
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AFP Facebook post targeting female recruits causes social media meltdown
A social media post spruiking the Australian Federal Police's bid to lure more women to the force has sparked an online gender storm. But the AFP said the attention, both good and bad, had been an opportunity for engagement and education and to raise awareness in relation to gender equity in the force. The post said the AFP needed more women in its ranks and that the recruitment round is "unashamedly targeting women   Read More ...
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AFP journalist Kate Webb featured on Australian stamp
Sydney (AFP) - A crusading Agence France-Presse correspondent who enjoyed a storied career covering wars and other historic events has been commemorated on an Australian stamp. Kate Webb, who died in 2007 at the age of 64, earned a reputation as a fearless reporter during the Vietnam War and covering other momentous stories in Asia during a career spanning four decades   Read More ...
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AFP journalist Kate Webb featured on Australian stamp
SYDNEY, Australia — A crusading Agence France-Presse correspondent who enjoyed a storied career covering wars and other historic events has been commemorated on an Australian stamp. Kate Webb, who died in 2007 at the age of 64, earned a reputation as a fearless reporter during the Vietnam War and covering other momentous stories in Asia during a career spanning four decades   Read More ...
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Too much social media could hamper your child's ability to read facial emotions, study finds
Are you guilty of spending hours on end staring at a tablet or smartphone? Have you ever thought about how that could affect your capacity to notice another person's emotions? A new study has found that people who spend the most time browsing social media, especially Facebook, showed some traits similar to those of the autism spectrum disorder, including an inability to read facial emotions   Read More ...
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High-speed problem may be to blame for trolling on social media
It is a problem, growing at high-speed, that affects more Australians than gambling addiction and may be to blame for trolling on social media as well as other "deviant" behaviour. About 87 per cent of Australians use the internet daily, with most of us logging on more than five times a day and spending an average 10 hours and 24 minutes on our digital devices   Read More ...
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Barakat murder: Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Turkey
Istanbul: A Syrian activist and her daughter, a journalist, have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, family and friends reported on social media Friday. Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla Barakat, 22, were discovered Thursday night in Uskudar, on the Asian side of the city. The news was first announced on social media by Shaza Barakat, Orouba Barakat's sister   Read More ...
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Australian broadcaster drops Pacific language programmes except for Samoan
The Australian public broadcaster, SBS, is dropping a number of Pacific languages from its radio services. Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Tongan and Fijian language programmes will no longer be heard on services in Australia. In a statement, the broadcaster said it's been reviewing its programmes to ensure its servies reflect Australia's rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society. It said the languages no longer met the criteria that it imposed to warrant continued programming   Read More ...
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Triple success for The Age at 2017 Australian Football Media Association awards
Chief football writer Caroline Wilson was judged Most Outstanding Feature Writer, for her interviews with former AFL player Heritier Lumumba, who described his experiences of racism during his career, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley on the death of his best mate, and St Kilda coach Alan Richardson, who recounted his off-season journey to a Himalayan ashram. Michael Gleeson was recognised as Most Outstanding News Reporter, having broken the news of Jesse Hogan's diagnosis with testicular cancer and Alex Fasolo's battle with depression   Read More ...
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Donald Trump in awkward handshake with first lady Melania has social media users musing about their relationship
President Donald Trump says he's more confident than ever that the United States' options in dealing with the North Korean threat are "effective and overwhelming." DONALD Trump has had his fair share of awkward handshakes in his seven months as President. However, his latest one — with his own wife — has social media astounded at the lack of warmth between the couple   Read More ...
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Rebel Wilson defamation: celebrity news is not real journalism
It is, no doubt, a most disloyal thing for a journalist to say, but I exult in a $4.5 million defamation verdict to Rebel Wilson, a person of whom I don't think I had heard until she began proceedings against the publisher of Women's Day and Australian Women's Weekly online. Wilson is a film star about whom "celebrity" journalists published false "take-down gossip" to the general effect that she was a serial liar who had more or less invented and embellished her own background, and lied about her age and experiences   Read More ...
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Body of Financial Times journalist Paul McClean found after suspected crocodile attack in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan navy divers have found the body of a British journalist who is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends on an eastern beach. Key points: Paul Stewart McClean went missing in a lagoon near city of Panama on Thursday Officials told his friends he was believed to have been attacked by a crocodile The 24-year-old journalist had previously been posted to Brussels Police said Paul Stewart McClean, a reporter for the Financial Times, went missing in a lagoon near the city of Panama on Thursday afternoon   Read More ...
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Instafame: Modelling coach training young people to become 'social media influencers'
If you can make it on platforms like Facebook and Instagram as a 'social media influencer', every snap you post could earn you thousands of dollars in advertising money. Influencers are no longer just celebrities — now stay at home mums, gym junkies, food lovers and makeup artists are all being paid to post photos on social media. In April this year, there were about 5 million active monthly Australian Instagram users, mostly between 18 and 34 years old   Read More ...
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Serena Williams introduces daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian jnr on social media
Serena Williams has released the first images of her newborn daughter Alexis, who shares a name with her father and Williams' fiance, Alexis Ohanian. The 23-time grand slam singles champion posted a picture of the newborn, Alexis Olympia Ohanian jnr., on Instagram on Wednesday morning, 13 days after giving birth. In the image, Williams' eyes are closed, and her newborn daughter, already sporting a full head of black hair, is resting her mother's chest   Read More ...
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Could AFL broadcast rights be next for tech giants?
Twitter has reaffirmed its interest in the AFL, as league bosses begin to cast an eye towards the next round of broadcast rights that could involve media behemoth Amazon. At a content conference in Singapore on Wednesday, Twitter revealed it would continue to embrace posting highlights of the AFL, including in partnership with the league's free-to-air broadcaster, Channel Seven. Twitter also announced new deals with the International Cricket Council and with Seven when it came to tennis' 2017 opening grand slam event, the Australian Open, reinforcing how important sport is to digital media   Read More ...
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What every parent needs to know about social media
It's undeniable that social media has made our lives increasingly more public, it's universally used and is a part of almost everyone's daily life. As a parent, it can be difficult to keep track of as social media is constantly evolving and a new platform is popping up every day. And to many kids, social media is life itself. Here's the pros and cons of the most popular social media platforms for kids, so you as a parent can make an educated decision on your child's social media usage   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma: Flying into Miami, Florida, as a journalist when the message is 'get out'
Hundreds of thousands of Florida residents are fleeing as Hurricane Irma draws nearer, but what happens when it's your job to go in? North America correspondent Conor Duffy went into Miami to cover the storm.   Read More ...
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Journalist and TV presenter Peter Luck dead, aged 73
Former Fairfax Media journalist and television presenter Peter Luck has died aged 73. His close friend journalist Mike Carlton confirmed the news on Thursday. "Saddened beyond measure to report the death last night of Peter Luck. My dear friend, and great journalist and writer," he wrote. Luck died away after a long and painful battle with Parkinson's disease, Carlton said. He also presented or produced several major Australian current affairs programs, including This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Sunday, Today Tonight and Inside Edition   Read More ...
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Social cooling: Does the fear of surveillance make you self-conscious about what you click on?
You're on social media, scrolling for something to capture your attention, and you pause. There's an image or link that looks interesting. But if you were to click and others — your friends, your family, your employer — were to find out, would that be embarrassing? While the internet and social media have made us more interconnected than ever, it's also meant constant surveillance by companies — in other words, the feeling that on the internet, we are always being watched   Read More ...
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Malcolm Turnbull, FM radio star: inside the PM's rejigged radio strategy
He loves Game of Thrones and is happy to take your basketball tips. He prefers sunrises to sunsets, sleeps in on his days off and likes to "Netflix and chill" with Frank Underwood. A shift in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's media strategy has seen him participate in almost as many FM radio station interviews in the past month as he has the whole year, giving the Coalition leader a chance to drop in a little of the "Malcolm" along with the stuffier "Prime Minister"   Read More ...
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Superman-themed prosthetic leg found in Noosa, kicks off social media campaign
A woman who found a child's Superman-themed prosthetic leg by the Noosa River has taken the search for its owner to social media. Sunshine Coast woman Myee Niass found the leg at a popular park near the famous giant pelican at Noosaville during her morning walk on Monday. Mrs Niass said it looked like the prosthetic may belong to a child because of the distinctive Superman stocking   Read More ...
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Malcolm Turnbull, FM radio star: inside the PM's rejigged radio strategy
He loves Game of Thrones and is happy to take your basketball tips. He prefers sunrises to sunsets, sleeps in on his days off and likes to "Netflix and chill" with Frank Underwood. A shift in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's media strategy has seen him participate in almost as many FM radio station interviews in the past month as he has the whole year, giving the Coalition leader a chance to drop in a little of the "Malcolm" along with the stuffier "Prime Minister"   Read More ...
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Michael Cockerill, passionate sports journalist who elevated football from sidelines
If one exchange encapsulated Michael Cockerill's substantial career in journalism and broadcasting, it was Socceroos' golden boy Harry Kewell's attempted takedown of one of the few people prepared to question his contribution to the national team. Writing for Fairfax Media during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Cockerill had the temerity to ask whether Kewell was fit and, crucially, motivated enough to deserve a starting spot in a must-win match against Ghana   Read More ...
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Free speech at stake in new public service social media guidelines
While working for the Australian Public Service several years ago, an online 'friend' left a series of disparaging comments about the then-Australian Prime Minister on my Facebook wall. Awkwardly dangling under a newspaper article I'd posted, I wondered how many of my work colleagues in Canberra had scrolled past the comments. A small handful of upper case expletives made them hard to miss   Read More ...
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Social media guidelines could prove oppressive for public servants
The recent statement from the Australian Public Service Commission on public servants' use of social media (Making public comment on social media) provoked a lively public reaction. "Tough new rules", "crackdown on public servants' Facebook posts", "significant overreach", "free speech in peril" were some of the hostile comments. The government's usual critics, including the Community and Public Sector Union, the Greens and the Labor Party all joined the attack, as did several civil liberties advocates   Read More ...
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Man charged over fatal slashing of kangaroo in Australia
MELBOURNE: A 43-year-old Mandarin-speaking man was charged with destroying protected wildlife after a video of him allegedly killing a kangaroo went viral on social media, according to Australian and Chinese media. A graphic video that surfaced on Chinese social media platforms such as instant messaging service QQ and Sina Weibo showed the man approaching an injured kangaroo with a knife. He then slashes at its throat 19 times, Chinese news site KNews reported   Read More ...
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Mike Cockerill was a giant in Australian sports journalism
Mike Cockerill was a towering figure. Literally: he was taller than most centre-backs (or panel beaters, as he was wont to refer to them) in even the biggest of teams and was an imposing presence whenever he entered a room, stood at the back of a press conference or slid into a seat in a media tribune at any ground anywhere in the world   Read More ...
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Mike Cockerill, well-known football journalist, dies of cancer
Long-serving football journalist and broadcaster Mike Cockerill has died after a long illness. Cockerill, 56, spent more than 30 years reporting on soccer in Australia, largely with Fairfax newspapers and Fox Sports. He covered six World Cups, the A-League and three Olympic Games in a long association with the game. In 2011, he was inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame   Read More ...
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