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Dec. 3rd, 2007

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Electronic Rights

Writers lose settlement for electronic re-publishing of their work
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Nov. 14th, 2007

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Where's Babel Fish when you need it....

Bonds perhaps should have checked what the lyrics to their latest commercial song were before it was aired
Caught with their pants down
From the Media Watch website
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The Chaser and the Law....

The Chaser boys have been busy
Being blocked by Channel Seven over an Anna Coren skit"

Being arrested for "planning something" at a Liberal party launch

Being berated by the Prime Minister (interestingly the ABC claims they only got 3 complaints about this skit, until a radio talk back show got hold of it and encouraged their viewers to complain, most of whom hadn't seen the skit in question.)


Warning NSFW.

Sep. 23rd, 2007

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Local Content Changes

The local content requirement of a minimum of four and half hours of local content was was quietly changed recently


The Minister for Communications Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, today announced that the local content obligation for regional radio will be set at three hours a day, with a lower level obligation for small, remote, racing and section 40 radio broadcasters.


— Media release, "Safeguarding local radio content in regional Australia", Senator Helen Coonan, 13th September, 2007

Local Content Discontent from the Media Watch Website 17th September.

Sep. 9th, 2007

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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices
A morning show was embarrassed when their "child behavior expert" turned out to be a psychic channeller - perhaps an extreme example, but it shows how cited experts may not be all they claim to be.

From the Media Watch website - 3rd September 2007

Sep. 6th, 2007

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New Media?

Charles Firth, a member of the popular/infamous Chaser Team, has launched a new website "The Maniac Times" The site will report on media issues with a satirical, humorous bent.

Rave Magazine article on Charles Firth's new website
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Wikipedia Editing

Mass editing of Wikipedia by government departments reported by a news service that is guilty of exactly the same thing

From the Media Watch website August 27th 2007
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Rules For Keeping Secrets

Rules for Keeping Secrets

The ABC will make an unprecedented attempt to determine how its journalists might approach agreements on what can and can't be reported.

The Costello dinner affair has Managing Director Mark Scott wondering whether there are clear enough rules on the "off the record" convention.


From the Media Watch website 27th August 2007
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Chaser Team Charged

Chaser Team Charged for APEC stunt

Eleven members of ABC's The Chaser have been charged and granted bail following their arrest in Sydney today.

Julian Morrow and Chas Licciardello, two of the stars of the satirical show, were among those detained by police today, after staging a fake motorcade through Sydney as part of an APEC week stunt.

They were charged under new APEC laws with entering a restricted area without justification.


From the Sydney Morning Herald Sept.6th 2007

Edit: Here is the footage of the actual stunt
The Chaser's War on Everything - APEC Security Stunt


And the inevitable "A Current Affair" report on it -

Aug. 14th, 2007

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Games to help reduce drunk driving?



Just when games are getting more bad press, this German initiative may see games help reduce drunk driving through and innovative control mechanism (based on the wii? sorry - cheap joke). Read more at:

http://gaygamer.net/2007/08/games_urination_the_pissscreen_1.html
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