Fake Hong Kong Police support letter – analysis of fake news

As demonstrations in Hong Kong reach their thirteenth week, a fake support letter from WA police has been in circulation this week. Spread overnight from Chinese social media pages, officials state this letter is not from the WA Police Force. The fake letter, supposedly written by a former WA Police Officer, shows tremendous support for…

OPINION: Why Should You Pay For News?

Opinion By: Martin Turner, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA President Don’t think you should pay for news? Well, those who work in the media don’t think they should pay for the proliferation of free online news either. They’re paying in lots of ways. Take a look at once thriving newsrooms and you’ll notice something…

Ita Buttrose Announced as New Chair of the ABC

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Ita Buttrose as the new chair of the ABC. Mr Morrison formally made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday after revelations earlier in the week that the federal government had approved her appointment. “Australians trust Ita,” Mr Morrison said. “I trust Ita and that’s why I have…

Florida man charged over US mail bombs

By Cassandra Elliott Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Florida was arrested on Friday. He is suspected of sending 14 mail bombs and has been arrested and charged with multiple offences. DNA and fingerprints found on packages sent to the former president Barack Obama and Democratic congress-woman Maxine Waters matched those of Sayoc’s previous police…

Missing Journalist: the story continues…

By Cassandra Elliott. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd to get paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancé. His fiancé waited outside for hours, but the 59-year-old has not been seen since. The journalist has written pieces for The Washington Post that are…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Perth Community Broadcasters Prepare For World Radio Day

By Nicholas Farrington Tuesday the 13th brings us the 7th annual World Radio Day. A day dedicated to appreciating the power that radio has to connect, entertain, and educate us. World Radio Day 2018 has taken the theme of sport to commemorate 2018’s exciting sporting events. The event will focus on the common thread that…