CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE 2014 JEAA CONFERENCE

24 NOVEMBER 2014: JEAA pre-conference workshops, UTS, Sydney: This day will feature workshops on coding, basic data visualisation and social media for both academic and journalistic research.

25-27 NOVEMBER 2014: JEAA Conference, UTS, Sydney: Tuesday to Thursday will be the conference proper. Speakers will include Mark Deuze, Mia Garlick, Kate McClymont, Cindy Royal and Barbie Zelizer. For further information, contact Jenna Price at UTS.

27-29 NOVEMBER 2014: AUT, Auckland: Pacific Journalism Review's 20th anniversary conference.

4-5 DECEMBER 2014: JEANZ Conference, Canterbury University, Christchurch.

8-10 JULY 2015: ANZCA Conference, Queenstown. The 2015 ANZCA Conference theme will be 'Rethinking Communication Space and Identity'. See http://anzca2015.wordpress.com

 

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JEAA condemns jailing of Al -Jazeera jouralists

FREE PETER GRESTE AND AJ STAFF

The Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the sentences handed down to Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

The Egyptian government should immediately intervene, and demonstrate that journalism should not be considered a crime in its country.

The three journalists have been condemned to lengthy terms in jail, just for doing the job of reporting on events in Cairo.

During a chaotic and farcical trial no evidence has been presented to back up the claims of the prosecution that the journalists either defamed Egypt or backed the Muslim Brotherhood.

The JEAA is made up of members who are educating the future generation of journalists in this country. These young journalists are being taught to report fearlessly, ethically and without favour.

Egypt should set an example and immediately release the Al-Jazeera reporters from jail.

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