ACMA's correction milestone

ACMA's correction milestone
SHARE
THIS



Nine has been commended by the media watchdog for becoming the first commercial network to broadcast a correction on its advice.

Nine has taken on board the Australian Communication and Media Authority’s (ACMA) recommendation of an on-air correction for A Current Affairs code-breaking ‘All-Asian Mall’ report.

The ACA story broke three clauses of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Broadcast for being incorrect, placing “gratuitous emphasis on ethnic origin” and was found to be likely to “provoke intense dislike and serious contempt on the grounds of ethnic origin”.

ACMA, which also asked Nine to remove the story from ACA’s website, does  not have the power to force a network to make an on-air correction.

ACMA’s chairman, Chris Chapman, commended Nine for acting on the recommendations.

“The broadcaster is to be congratulated for taking a mature approach to matters of such concern, and for being transparent with its viewers.”

The apology will be made by ACA on-air tonight, September 13.

A joint Parliamentary select committee recently advised prior to the election that the ACMA be given the power to force broadcasters to air on-air corrections. With the change of government a question mark now hangs over whether the inquiry’s recommendations will be implemented.

The offending ‘All-Asian Mall’ segment was broadcast on ACA on November 7 2012, and purported to address plans to change Sydney shopping centre, Castle Mall.

The story said Aussie shopkeepers were being kicked out to make way for businesses that “directly target the suburb’s Asian population.

The reporter said locals were concerned it was “only a matter of time before the entire suburb becomes an Asian enclave”. Interviewees included Pauline Hanson.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”
  • Media

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”

The Federal Court of Australia has given JCDecaux’s acquisition of APN Outdoor the green light. According to a release from APN Outdoor, the Federal Court of Australia has “approved the scheme of arrangement in relation to the JCDecaux transaction”. It adds: “APN Outdoor confirms that an office copy of the Court orders has been lodged with […]

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business
  • Advertising
  • Media

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business

GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business, following a competitive pitch process. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR and communications for the global Panadol brand. The work will be delivered by a bespoke team led by CEO […]

Michelle Guthrie (Managing Director, ABC) at Radio Alive 2017
  • Media

Michelle Guthrie To Sue ABC

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking her ex-employer to court, according to several media sources. As reported in The Australian, Guthrie lodged papers with the Fair Work Commission earlier this week, citing unfair dismissal. Guthrie was fired half-way through her five-year term as managing director of the public broadcaster. The move follows news last week communications […]