Media Files

Apr 10, 2018

Sunrise protest derails broadcast … Geoffrey Rush ‘hounded’ … the cost of speaking out …

Indigenous protest derails Surnise (as they actually make it on-screen). Plus other media tidbits from the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Sunrise protest derails broadcast. Sunrise's outdoor broadcast this morning from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was derailed by protesters calling for Indigenous land rights (and criticising the show for its prior treatment of Indigenous issues) as it went to air. 

Presenters Sam Armytage and David Koch addressed the crowd while on-air -- unlike last month's protest outside the Martin Place studio, which was hidden from viewers with blinds and a pre-recorded back drop.

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3 thoughts on “Sunrise protest derails broadcast … Geoffrey Rush ‘hounded’ … the cost of speaking out …

  1. Robert Smith

    Follow the link to Ben Smith’s article. It’s worth a read.

  2. MJM

    “A special mention for last night’s Australian Story, the best episode for ages — 533,000 nationally up against the Games, and deserved treble that. ”

    I totally agree. I watched it, followed by Four Corners. Together with the previous night’s tv revelations about live livestock exports they amounted to a stunning indictment of this government – Depts of Agriculture, Defence and Vets affairs, the ATO, all incompetent. And there was PM Trumble telling us how well he was leading.

  3. ktshtn

    typo in the subheading!

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