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ABC apologises over talkback caller’s antisemitic slur following AIJAC complaint

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed an on-air apology by ABC Radio host Ian McNamara over an antisemitic slur made by...

AIJAC files complaint to ABC over radio talkback slur

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has registered a complaint to the ABC following the airing of a slur against Jews by a radio talkback caller on the May 3 broadcast of "Australia All Over”.

Noted and Quoted – April 2020

Age/Sydney Morning Herald reporter Sherryn Groch’s online article (March 18) on global efforts to slow the coronavirus’s spread stated that “China, Iran and Israel are deploying their notoriously invasive surveillance networks, including tracking phones, to keep tabs on people under isolation and close in on suspected cases.” Including Israel with China and Iran is unfair.

Media Microscope: Know Way

The publication of journalist Sophie McNeill’s memoir We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know, focusing on her time as the ABC’s Jerusalem-based Middle East correspondent, saw her in the media spotlight but seldom having to answer challenging questions.

The Ambassador and the ABC

At AIJAC, we have often made the case that at times we find the ABC coverage of Israel falls short of what we would hope to see from our taxpayer-funded broadcaster.

President Rivlin’s visit to Australia with Ehud Yaari

Israeli TV commentator and analyst Ehud Yaari appeared on ABC TV's The World to discuss Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's visit to Australia.

Some questions need to be asked about recent “Q&A” episode

The fact is that Ms Zandberg is on the far left of Israeli politics. She is even less representative of the Israeli mainstream than a member of the Australian Greens would be of the political mainstream in this country.

The ABC’s unhealthy coverage of Gaza’s antibiotic resistance problem

An ability to differentiate genuine news from propaganda is a basic skill required of journalists – whether you work for a high school newspaper...

ABC gets Lebanon border wall story completely backwards

Turning a story about Israeli defensive measures against organisations sworn to its destruction and a complex issue like Ghajar into a story principally about alleged Israeli aggression and occupation – without speaking to a single Israeli -  is sadly all too typical of much recent Middle Eastern coverage by the ABC.

Submission to Senate inquiry into Allegations of Political Interference in the...

AIJAC made this submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications' inquiry into Allegations of Political interference in the ABC. 

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