Australian TV networks reprimanded for breaching code of practice
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The networks were found to have breached the Melbourne in April 2010, when a cameraman for , Simon Fuller, called Gad Amr, the father of an accused rioter, a terrorist.on two counts, following a scuffle outside a court in
Theclaimed the networks gave the impression Mr Amr suddenly lost his temper with Fuller about filming his son Omar. The ACMA found them in breach of the commercial television code of practice, not reporting accurately and fairly, by showing the confrontation without disclosing the provoking “terrorist” comment made by Fuller.
The networks also did not disclose Mr Amr had asked Fuller repeatedly to stop filming — 25 times, as counted by the's .
The ACMA ruled they were not in breach of the code in portrayal of race, ethnicity, or religion.
Last week the ACMA ruled Seven had broken regulations by showing a McDonald's advertisement during children's programming.
- Clare Kermond. "TV networks censured over misleading editing of 'terrorist' video footage" — , September 22, 2011
- Colin Vickery. "Australian TV networks found guilty of breaching code of practice" — , September 21, 2011
- Tim Dick. "Seven and Ten reprimanded over 'terrorist' gibe" — , September 21, 2011
- Stephen Brook. "Seven, Ten failed to report news fairly" — , September 21, 2011