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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

Following Galus Australis’ transition away from an online magazine to a Facebook based community group, the site was to be taken offline (on Friday 11 December).
However, as that date became closer, we received several requests …

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Not ‘The Dearborn Independent’

August 10, 2009 – 1:45 pm | 8 Comments

Gary Mallin, sub-editor at The Age, gives an inside perspective on reporting about Jews.
A couple of observations: when someone who is a Jew (and to a lesser extent a Moslem, for that matter) makes …

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Reporters without Borders (or standards)

August 5, 2009 – 6:10 pm | 8 Comments

by Jewin’ the fat.
Too often, a journalist is attacked for elements of a story which are out of their control – photos provided by the photographer, headlines composed by the sub-editor – it is a …

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Say it, don’t spray it

July 31, 2009 – 11:24 am | 12 Comments

by Jewin’ the fat.
(Read a longer version here.)
In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled — Paul Eldridge
It’s funny how the media works in Australia. Newsworthiness (which sounds like a made up word, but …

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Creative Reportage at The Age

July 28, 2009 – 11:32 am | 12 Comments

By The Hasid
By now, you’ve probably heard that an American tourist died in Melbourne on July 23, after being clipped by a motorbike on Hotham Street. Sad news indeed. And, yes, sadly newsworthy. Though such …

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The Absurdity of the Boycott

July 19, 2009 – 11:03 am | 5 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
By now you have probably read on Galus Australis and/or the Australian Jewish News that filmmaker Ken Loach is threatening a boycott of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), unless MIFF terminates sponsorship …

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The Trivialisation of Denialism – Climate Theories vs. Holocaust Fact

July 15, 2009 – 11:08 pm | 9 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
In recent times, the climate change debate has become highly topical.  It wasn’t always this way.  The first time I ever heard about this thing called the “greenhouse effect” was in 1989.  I …

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ADC Accuses Websites of Anti-Semitism

July 8, 2009 – 9:34 pm | 19 Comments

By Yoram Symons
Recently an article appeared in the Jerusalem Post that detailed how the Bnei Brith’s Anti Defamation Commission had prepared a thorough report accusing two self proclaimed online news sources of being …

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A Democratic Model For Communal Governance

June 22, 2009 – 12:36 am | 34 Comments

By Yoram Symons
I am going to begin this post from the following assumption: The JCCV is not democratic nor is it representational.
Pages have already been filled on this blog debating this issue and it is …

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Calling on all signatories

June 18, 2009 – 10:16 pm | 45 Comments

By Anthony Frosh and Rachel Sacks-Davis
To the 170 signatories to the petition calling on Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard to cancel her planned visit to Israel, we understand that you believe that Israel is not …

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