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Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial

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Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial

- Shanghai As the trial of Crown staff accused of promoting gambling in China gets underway on Monday, Australian media aren't expected to gain access to a courtroom crowded with the family of the 19 accused. The Baoshan District Court says it will instead provide public updates on its official Weibo social media account. The four Australians, including Crown's vice-president of VIP Operations Jason O'Connor, Jerry Xuan and Jenny Pan Dan, will be spared the full glare of the Chinese legal system's recent embrace of live broadcasting to social media, which can draw millions of viewers to high-profile cases

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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Broadcasting | 
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Malcolm Turnbull promises social media crackdown to target terrorists

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Malcolm Turnbull promises social media crackdown to target terrorists

- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has social media giants including Facebook and WhatsApp in his sights in the global fight against terrorism, flagging a crackdown on "ungoverned spaces" online. In the clearest signal yet that Australia will, like Britain, pressure social media companies to do more to cooperate with governments to combat would-be terrorists who are organising online, Mr Turnbull has declared the rule of law must apply online as it does in the "analogue, offline world"

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Tags: Social media | 
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» ‘One per club’: Gil McLachlan on social media and mental health | Melbourne Talk Radio

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» ‘One per club’: Gil McLachlan on social media and mental health | Melbourne Talk Radio

- AFL boss Gil McLachlan says players would be better off staying away from social media. And he estimated at least one footballer at each club would be battling mental health issues. The comments come after Western Bulldogs forward Travis Cloke yesterday revealed he would take an indefinite break to look after his mental health. “I think it’s actually pleasing players are feeling comfortable and feeling OK to say they’re having a tough time,” McLachlan told Neil Mitchell

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Yarra Junction man’s social media post goes through the roof

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Yarra Junction man’s social media post goes through the roof

- Tiny possums Ruby and Pumpernickel are orphaned patients at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on Queensland’s Gold Coast. According to a nurse at the hospital, creatures of a similar age are paired while recovering and are only released together. The ringtails are delicate, so they require warm clothing and warm milk for optimum health, similar to a mother’s pouch. Credit: Facebook/Currumbin Wildlife Hospital via Storyful

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Tags: Social media | 
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London fire: Desperate families take to social media amid hunt for bodies in Grenfell Tower's charred remains

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London fire: Desperate families take to social media amid hunt for bodies in Grenfell Tower's charred remains

- Desperate family and friends of missing Grenfell Tower residents have taken to social media to appeal for information, as authorities continue to search the gutted London apartment block for more bodies. Thirty people are known to have died and around 70 are reportedly still missing, with fears the confirmed death toll will rise as firefighters use drones and sniffer dogs to search the wreckage of the 24-storey tower block

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'I had no idea Instagram had porn': Keeping kids safe on social media

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'I had no idea Instagram had porn': Keeping kids safe on social media

- When a new study surfaced a few weeks ago revealing that, of all the major social media networks, Instagram was the most detrimental to young people's mental health, it made alarmist news headlines around the world. But for Sydney-based online safety expert Leonie Smith, it was business as usual. "I've seen more porn, more drug paraphernalia, more violence, more sick behaviour on Instagram than any other app," Ms Smith said of the platform, which the Royal Society for Public Health report found was more likely to leave users feeling anxious, depressed and lonely than Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or YouTube

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Tags: Social media | 
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Philippines: Aussie reporter survives bullet to the neck in besieged Marawi

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Philippines: Aussie reporter survives bullet to the neck in besieged Marawi

- AN Australian journalist covering the conflict in Marawi City had a close brush with death when he was shot in the neck, Australian media reported on Thursday. According to broadcaster SBS, Adam Harvey, who is the Southeast Asia correspondent for the ABC was covering the Philippine military’s recovery operation in the besieged city when a bullet hit him. Over the last few days, Harvey had been reporting on the sweep up operations of Philippines’ military on positions held by Islamic State-linked Maute rebels

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Schapelle Corby's social media numbers skyrocket

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Schapelle Corby's social media numbers skyrocket

- Three weeks ago Schapelle Corby could have earned $100,000 for her exclusive media story. Today she would be lucky to make a quarter of that. Not that Bali's former "Ganga Queen" would seem to care too much. Indeed it appears she has a different game plan as pundits predict the emergence of Schapelle the Instagram "influencer". Corby's follower numbers on the social media platform have skyrocketed to 192,000 since she launched her account on the day of her homecoming

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'Inspiring' reporter and journalism educator Jill Singer dead at 60

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'Inspiring' reporter and journalism educator Jill Singer dead at 60

- Journalist Jill Singer has died at the age of 60. The award-winning reporter, who also taught scores of journalists while at RMIT University, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder earlier this year. Her family announced her death on Facebook, remembering her as a "bright life who made a difference". Former students have flocked to her Facebook page to leave tributes, remembering her as an "inspiring" and fierce educator

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Rebel Wilson breaks down in court as former Woman's Day journalist defends story

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Rebel Wilson breaks down in court as former Woman's Day journalist defends story

- Former Woman's Day journalist Shari Nementzik has denied doing a "hatchet job" on Rebel Wilson's reputation, in an article posted about the actress two years ago. Wilson, 37, is suing Bauer Media, the publisher of Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK! Magazine, after a series of articles in 2015 that she said damaged her career by painting her as a serial liar

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Mystery Donald Trump tweet sparks social media ridicule

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Mystery Donald Trump tweet sparks social media ridicule

- Social media is trying to make sense of Donald Trump after a nonsensical late-night tweet set off a storm of jokes about the US President. The Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight in the US, reads "Despite the negative press covfefe," in an apparent reference to the press coverage that Trump has often derided as "fake news". The post was still available more than three hours after it appeared on his feed and no clarification has been given

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Mystery Donald Trump tweet sparks social media ridicule

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Mystery Donald Trump tweet sparks social media ridicule

- Social media is trying to make sense of Donald Trump after a nonsensical late-night tweet set off a storm of jokes about the US President. The Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight in the US, reads "Despite the negative press covfefe," in an apparent reference to the press coverage that Trump has often derided as "fake news". The post was still available more than three hours after it appeared on his feed and no clarification has been given

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French Open: Maxime Hamou banned for kissing and manhandling journalist Maly Thomas

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French Open: Maxime Hamou banned for kissing and manhandling journalist Maly Thomas

- French tennis player Maxime Hamou has been banned from the French Open after locking his arm around a female reporter's neck and kissing her repeatedly on live television. Key points: World No.287 Maxime Hamou repeatedly kissed TV journalist while holding her about the neck and shoulders Journalist Maly Thomas says she "would have punched him" if she wasn't on live TV Hamou issues apology after being banned from Roland Garros by French Tennis Federation Hamou, 21, kissed TV journalist Maly Thomas while holding her around the neck, with the reporter trying to duck away

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Tasmania Police officers take selfie with drunk man, social media approves

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Tasmania Police officers take selfie with drunk man, social media approves

- The actions of two Tasmanian police officers who delivered a drunk man home and babysat him until a friend arrived have set social media alight. On Saturday night, police officers were contacted by a taxi company for help in getting a man affected by alcohol home safely. Senior Sergeant Craig Fox said when police arrived, "they found out the man's address, took him home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him"

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Rebel Wilson defamation trial: Magazines' defence points to social media posts to refute actress's claims of stress

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Rebel Wilson defamation trial: Magazines' defence points to social media posts to refute actress's claims of stress

- Defence lawyers have used photos of a smiling Rebel Wilson with "flawless skin" to dispute claims the actress suffered a stress sore and eczema following the publication of a series of articles at the centre of a defamation trial. Wilson has been cross-examined on her fourth day in the witness box, telling the jury it was in her interest to post photos on social media to show it was business as usual for the Hollywood star

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Dying man asks for one last fishing trip, social media response makes it possible

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Dying man asks for one last fishing trip, social media response makes it possible

- A West Australian angler has been granted his final wish after asking for the chance to catch one last fish from his hospice bed. Bethany Hospice aged care facility chaplain, the Reverend Chris Green, said the man had long been a passionate angler, but his rapidly ailing health meant he was unable to fish in a traditional manner. "He is becoming more and more aware that he is coming to the end of his years, and as part of his final act, he requested to go on a fishing trip," Mr Green said

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  • Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial
    Accused Crown staff to face Chinese court - but no live broadcast of trial

    , smh.com.au

    Shanghai As the trial of Crown staff accused of promoting gambling in China gets underway on Monday, Australian media aren't expected to gain access to a courtroom crowded with the family of the 19 accused. The Baoshan District Court says it will instead provide public updates on its official Weibo social media account. The four Australians, including Crown's vice-president of VIP Operations Jason O'Connor, Jerry Xuan and Jenny Pan Dan, will be spared the full glare of the Chinese legal system's recent embrace of live broadcasting to social media, which can draw millions of viewers to high-profile cases

     

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  • Netball Australia confirms new eight-team division and bumper broadcasting deal
    Netball Australia confirms new eight-team division and bumper broadcasting deal

    , abc.net.au

    Email Netball Australia confirms new eight-team division and bumper broadcasting deal Collingwood, the Melbourne Storm and Greater Western Sydney have been confirmed as the new preferred bidders for brand new franchises in Australia's revamped netball competition. Key points: Australia and New Zealand to part ways from trans-Tasman competition Three new teams backed by Storm, Collingwood and GWS Five-year TV deal will see two games a week broadcast live

     

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