The Australian Basketball Association get delayed right of reply on "highly defamatory" racist taunt claims, journalists trapped in Syria, plus other media tidbits from the day.

ABC sorry for basketbrawl story. The ABC has apologised for publishing a story about last week's basketball brawl in the Philippines that repeated accusations the Australian team had taunted the Filipino team with racist slurs. The online story (now updated), reported on comments made by photojournalist Winston Baltasar on ABC radio on Saturday that the brawl -- which both teams have now apologised for -- followed racist taunts by the Aussies, including calling Philippines players "monkeys".