World News Social media ban may cause teens ‘unintended harms’ Blog

If the government bans social media for under-16s, young people could be exposed to unintended dangers, mental health organisations warn. Platforms like Instagram and TikTok have been criticized for promoting cyberbullying, body image issues and mental illness, and for profiting at the expense of young Australians. But in a statement to a parliamentary committee on … Read more

World News NBA agrees to record 11-year, $US76b media deal: report Blog

The NBA has agreed to the terms of its new media deal, a record 11-year, $76 billion contract that will ensure player salaries continue to rise for the foreseeable future and will change the way some viewers view the game. A person familiar with the negotiations, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the broadcasters … Read more

World News French rugby’s Jaminet sent home over social media post Blog

French full-back Melvyn Jaminet was suspended and excluded from the national rugby team’s tour of Argentina after a video emerged of the player making racist remarks. He later apologised. The French Rugby Federation (FFR) condemned the comments in a statement published on X as “unacceptable and contrary to the fundamental values ​​of our sport”. It … Read more

World News New Zealand to press ahead with media content pay law Blog

The New Zealand government is drafting a law that would require digital technology platforms to pay media companies for news. The bill comes at a time when New Zealand media companies are battling with technology giants for advertising revenue, forcing them to look for new ways to deliver news programming. The Fair Digital News Bargaining … Read more