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Diary of a media lock-up

15 May 2013 | 14:36 - By Rhiannon Elston

Unless you count a few high school detentions, I have never been locked up, so I wasn't sure what to expect from the marathon six hour media lock-in for the federal budget in Canberra.

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Pirate Party sails towards 2013 election

22 January 2013 | 16:27 - By Rhiannon Elston

Australians with a vested interest in stronger governmental transparency and free speech could have another voting option in the upcoming federal election.

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The best #longreads of 2012

24 December 2012 | 12:44 - By Rhiannon Elston

As the year winds down and holidays kick in for most, it's as good a time as any to catch up on all those longform stories you tweeted, talked or heard about but never got around to finishing.

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Guardian ends Facebook 'social experiment'

14 December 2012 | 12:33 - By Rhiannon Elston

British media outlet the Guardian has announced plans to shortly kill off its Facebook-integrated social reader, a little more than a year after it first launched in September, 2011.

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No winners in Guardian-WikiLeaks fight

11 December 2012 | 9:25 - By Rhiannon Elston

It should have been a vote to celebrate a hero, but the furore over the Guardian's 'Person of the Year' competition has put two very different individuals in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

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A virtual tour through tsunami-hit Japan

10 December 2012 | 15:02 - By Rhiannon Elston

From eerie abandoned schools to huge beached ships, anyone can now experience the colossal impact of Japan's 2011 tsunami up close.

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Twitter execs to swoop on Australia

27 November 2012 | 14:11 - By Rhiannon Elston

With a green-and-gold logo, a dedicated Australian handle and meetings with top local businesses, could Twitter be setting its sights on a permanent home down-under?

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Twitter fail: Susan Boyle’s accidental adult party invite

23 November 2012 | 10:43 - By Rhiannon Elston

The PR team of British singer Susan Boyle delivered the twittersphere a collective heart attack yesterday with the joyful peddling of a hashtag nobody thought to double-check.

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