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Sydney activists “commiserate” one year of gathering for Assange

By ALLISON HORE For one year, supporters of Julian Assange have gathered on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall every Friday night. On the 53rd week of their demonstration, they were joined by a special guest- John Shipton, Julian Assange's father. Although it was the anniversary of their gathering, organisers say the occasion was “not […]

All news is fake news to Facebook

By LAWRENCE GIBBONS Facebook has refused to let the City Hub promote a news story written by the preeminent investigative journalist Wendy Bacon. The censored report criticised changes to state planning guidelines which will pave the way for the Star casino (with possible links to organised crime) to build a new high-rise development in Pyrmont. […]

Printing the news and raising hell weekly; not weakly 

By Lawrence Gibbons Twenty-three years ago this week the first edition of the City Hub appeared on Sydney’s streets pledging “to print the news and raise hell”. Today the City Hub remains the last independent inner city weekly newspaper. To mark the paper’s anniversary, the founder reflects on the importance a free press has played […]

Media set for a summer shake-up

The new year will bring a motley crew of fresh faces and sideways shifts in the Australian media landscape. The UK’s Daily Mail announced last week it is teaming up with Ninemsn in the new year to launch a news and entertainment website that aims to be the largest digital operation in Australia. The Mail’s […]