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Press Club gains new sponsor

One of the newest players in Melbourne’s media scene, Mediaxpress, has signed up as a sponsor of the Melbourne Press Club.

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Journalism No Crime

Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera English colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been jailed in Egypt in an outrageous assault on press freedom and the cornerstone of democracy: the right to free speech.

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Statement by Michael Rowland, President of the Press Club

The Melbourne Press Club deplores the jail sentences imposed on Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues.

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Les Carlyon awarded an AC

Editor, historian and racing writer Les Carlyon has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours.

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Greste says jailing sends global message on freedoms

Australian journalist Peter Greste has declared his detention with al-Jazeera colleagues in an Egyptian jail is a powerful symbol of press freedom worldwide.

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John Kiely’s novel approach to the world of journalism

Lifetime Melbourne journalist John Kiely has written a fiction novel Press Gang about, yes, the dramatic life of a journalist — exposing political corruption, sex crime, the perils of covering a foreign battle, internal newspaper intrigue, and of course his own love life and family difficulties.

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Wilson wins Australian Journalist of Year award

Veteran football writer Caroline Wilson of The Age won the 2013 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award, the richest prize in journalism, for her outstanding coverage of the Essendon Football Club’s drugs scandal.

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Journalists jailed then bailed as Thai court hears defamation charges

Taking a stand against attempts to silence the media in Thailand, former Age and News Limited senior journalist Alan Morison spent five hours in a small prison cell crowded with 90 prisoners, including a man who admitted killing his girlfriend.

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Chris Reason wins Graham Perkin Award

Seven News senior reporter Chris Reason won Australia’s richest journalism prize for his outstanding coverage of the Lindt Café siege.

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Aliyah Stotyn wins 2013 Student Journalist of the Year

The 2013 Student Journalist of the Year is Aliyah Stotyn from Melbourne University. The award, presented by The Melbourne Press Club and sponsored by the Vizard Foundation, was announced at the Club’s annual Quill Awards dinner on Friday, 21 March.

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