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post Copley Hits the Press!

August 6th, 2008

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The Coober Pedy Regional Times features a spread on Copley in the latest edition, continuing the public discussion on many of the issues of concern to our local, regional and online communities, including freedom of speech, water management and local governance.

Download the excerpt here, or get yourself a copy of the latest Coober Pedy Regional Times online.

3 Comments

  1. Yes, for a seconds in the greater scheme of things! Annoying and time consuming to re-establish what was always a community asset, but the re-badged site is finding readers again quickly and thanks to the goodwill of the Coober Pedy Times and the friends of the site its back and bigger than ever before. The traffic on the site is beyond local, its national and international, so the issues surrounding its temporary loss in space are important to all Australians who value the concepts of community and democracry so congratulations to the Times as well for covering the issues for its readership and the locals a bit further south.

    Comment by Nigel — August 6, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  2. Thank you Margaret for a balanced view of what has occurred since the unceremonious kick by the horse’s ass.
    It will be interesting in the next few weeks to find out exactly the reason for this decision by CDPA committee members.
    The way it seemed from the ABC interviewer’s perspective, which I suspect came from one source only, was that it was the presence of the Copley Newsletter which cause all the angst. The focus on whether a letter was sent, and funding for the newsletter was way out of left field, when the real issue was the pulling of the community news site from the public domain and its implications to freedom of speech. The editing by the ABC interviewer did not reflect the truth, but instead trivialised a major attack on democracy. One point from that interview which has been glossed over was the statement by the CDPA representative, that the editor and the newsletter needed ‘regulating’. What she meant was ‘controlling’.
    The machinations have neither stopped us from communicating, nor stopped the newsletter. In fact, both have come back stronger than ever. Not the result expected, eh!!!

    Comment by di — August 7, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

  3. I sEe It dId iT aGaiN iN tHe LateSt iSsuE tOoooooooo
    WhAt goEs HeRe……..?

    Comment by KiCkInG BiRd — August 24, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

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