(Australia) Federal Labor backbencher Steve Gibbons has called for fines for journalists who publish misleading or incorrect stories.
Mr Gibbons, the Member for Bendigo, told Parliament that people were losing faith in journalism and voiced concerns about the lack of accountability in the sector.
He said recommendations from the Finkelstein independent review of the media did not go far enough and journalists should be fined for their…Continue
MARK COLVIN: The Burmese government has announced the abolition of media censorship. The former military junta applied heavy censorship to newspapers, magazines and even song lyrics. But as part of the country's democratic reforms the press scrutiny board will be no more. The changes take effect from today.
Southeast Asia correspondent Zoe Daniel joins me from Bangkok. Did you expect this?
ZOE DANIEL: Mark, I'm not all that surprised, in the sense that this has been…