Comments on: MediaCon: A view from down under http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Lee http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26470 Thu, 15 May 2003 02:33:55 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26470 Thanks Adrian :)

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By: Adrian http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26469 Wed, 14 May 2003 12:07:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26469 Check out http://www.crikey.com.au/ for a good critique of Aussie politics, media and business (which are, more and more, the same thing).

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By: ryan http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26468 Tue, 13 May 2003 07:45:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26468 Which reminds me of something that occurred a few years ago. Kerry Packer axed a television show MID episode, because he didn’t like it. It went to commercial and never came back. If that’s not an abuse of power…

Sure it was pretyt bad, but come on.

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By: ryan http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26467 Tue, 13 May 2003 07:43:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26467 I live in Brisbane, “The Courier Mail”, our only paper, is generally considered no better than “NewIdea” – a tabloid/gossip womens magazine. We have to go to Sydney or Melbourne papers just to get a passable level of actual news.

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By: adam http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26466 Mon, 12 May 2003 05:46:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26466 i live in oz-land, and it’s pretty bad. two media companies control every daily newspaper sold in this country. that should tell you all you need to know about media deregulation.

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By: lou josephs http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26465 Sat, 10 May 2003 15:32:31 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26465 Their big issue is what happened to public broadcasting which ended up getting polticized. The ABC became afraid of it’s shadow and almost ended up out of bizness.

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By: Lee http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26464 Thu, 08 May 2003 15:27:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26464 Can anyone recommend sites that critique Australian politics?

Thanks in advance.

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By: michael heraghty http://www.lessig.org/2003/05/mediacon-a-view-from-down-unde/#comment-26463 Thu, 08 May 2003 14:31:36 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/05/mediacon_a_view_from_down_unde.html#comment-26463 Interesting. We (in Europe) tend to think of Murdoch as an Australian tycoon with media monopolies in the UK and the US, but forget that he has disproportionate financial/political control of the media in his home country too.

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