The Politics of Bias at the ABC : Howard's Way

Julie Posetti

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Australia’s conservative Howard Government has sought to emasculate the country’s national broadcaster – the ABC – in an effort to contain dissenting viewpoints and suppress independent analysis. The ABC has been the victim of an orchestrated political campaign that has abused official complaints procedures, promoted editorial interference by a meddling communications minister and encouraged self-censorship within its news and current affairs division. The influential flagship radio current affairs program AM has been the recent focus of unprecedented government attacks in the wake of the Iraq War with serious implications for the Corporation’s journalistic integrity and the democratic role of public broadcasters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadio in the World: Radio Conference 2005
EditorsS Healy, B Berryman, D Goodman
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1921166126
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventRadio in the World: Radio Conference 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Jul 200514 Jul 2005


ConferenceRadio in the World: Radio Conference 2005


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