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Hong Kong journalists charged with sedition

Two former senior editors arrested in a Hong Kong police crackdown on a pro-democracy media organisation have been charged with sedition-related offences, national security authorities say.

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Public interest the key to media reform

A Senate inquiry into media diversity ended with partisan findings and the Coalition and Labor refusing to back a judicial probe. Andrew Podger says there are other ways to address genuine problems with Australian media.

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Former prime minister Kevin Rudd holds up a News Corp front page at the Senate inquiry into media diversity in Australia. Photo: AAP/Mick Tsikas
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Dissent over call for 'royal commission-like' probe into media ownership

A Senate inquiry has called for a royal commission-like probe into the the concentration of media ownership in Australia and whether a new independent press regulator is needed – but the committee’s Liberal MP deputy chair has branded it a “shameless political stunt”.

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Murdoch media 'utterly unaccountable': Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has told a parliamentary inquiry into media diversity that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is “the most powerful actor” in Australian politics and must be held to account.