Contempt and social media; News Stand; Bookshops; TINA: This Is Not Acceptable

Episode airing 19-22 August
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Could 140 characters unravel centuries of black letter law?

MADONNA KING eloquently phrased this potential threat that social media poses during the ongoing hearing into the disappearance of Queenslander DANIEL MORCOMBE.
This week, Team Fourth Estate looks into contempt of court violations published on social media sites; NEWS STAND: the new initiative developed in the wake of NEWS OF THE WORLD phone hacking revelations; the advent of NATIONAL BOOKSHOP DAY and the revival of globally recognised fringe festival, THIS IS NOT ART.

#1: Think before you tweet - DYLAN BARBER
Online users are being warned that posts on social media sites now have the same responsibility as the mass media, as DYLAN BARBER pursued further: speaking to MARK PEARSON: Journalism professor at Bond University and blogger about all things media law

Garden parties; outdoor readings; book busking: these colourful events were planned to mark the celebration of all things literary on NATIONAL BOOKSHOP DAY: Saturday the 20th of August to coincide with National Book Week.

With all that is left from the phone-hacking scandal, most prominently is the questioning of media ownership and ethical practices in journalism.

Enter NEWSSTAND: a new online initiative pioneered to promote discussion and lobby Parliament into launching a full Parliamentary inquiry.

From a piece of grafitti: THIS IS NOT ART - or TINA - is now an annual fringe festival that draws people from far and wide over five days to engage in and display innovations within the arts and cultural fringe.

It's even been internationally recognised listed by Lonely Planet as the No.1 thing to do in all of Australia and the Pacific, but the festival was under serious threat of disappearing from the cultural calendar altogether; GARETH HART: co-director of CRACK THEATRE in Melbourne, started a crowd funding project, with great success.
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