Media Files

Dec 19, 2017

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani has finally been able to leave Manus Island. Plus, other media tidbits of the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Eaten Fish finds new home. Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani, who works under the name Eaten Fish, has found a new home after four years on Manus Island in immigration detention. Dorani, who won the Cartoonist Rights Network International award for courage last year, took the pen name of Eaten Fish after he arrived at Christmas Island in 2013. His cartoons have been published in online media and the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICRN) yesterday announced he had found refuge in a safe city. In a statement published by ICRN, he said: "I have left PNG. It was a long journey but I am safe now. I am thinking about my friends in Manus Island and Port Moresby. Thank you to my supporters and people who worked to make this journey happen."

Betting ad ban watered down. Australian TV and radio industry bodies are trying to find a way around the government's betting ad restrictions, announced earlier this year. In draft industry codes, broadcasters will be trying to gain exemptions from the ban, which will prohibits all gambling promotion during live sports broadcasts between 5am and 8.30pm. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that betting companies are among those who have written submission objected to watering down the ban.

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