After Finkelstein

Written by Terry Flew on April 22, 2013

I am cited in today’s The Australian media section on the impasse in Australian media policy after the failure of Senator Conroy’s media reform legislation:

Convergence Review is unlikely to revive
BY:MICHAEL BODEY From: The Australian April 22, 2013

AFTER more than two years of work, discussion and politicking, the federal government’s Convergence Review appears all but dead.

After Communication Minister Stephen Conroy’s suicide bombing of his media reform package last month, Media understands the Coalition is unlikely to adopt any of the

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Transforming Policy: Between Media Policy and Digital Content Strategies in East Asia

Written by Terry Flew on March 19, 2013

Transforming Policy: Between Media Policy and Digital Content Strategies in East Asia

Paper presented to Anticipating the wave: the transformation of East Asian media industries, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 18 March 2103

Terry Flew, Professor of Media and Communications, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

In the public policy literature, a distinction is sometimes made between the protective state and the enabling state (Flew 2007: 174-81). In media policy, the protective state is concerned in some instances with protection

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GetUp! and the shifting ground of left libertarianism

Written by Terry Flew on August 6, 2012

According to The Australian, activist group GetUp! has declared that it ‘could not support a new super media regulator or a public interest test for media proprietors’. The incoming GetUp! director Sam McLean is quoted as saying:

We believe in freedom of the press, and the model of regulation that has been put forward seems to us to cut across that important freedom. Governments shouldn’t be choosing who gets to picking and choosing who gets to have a voice and who

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