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Why the regulator doesn’t mind neo-Nazis on TV

Why the regulator doesn’t mind neo-Nazis on TV

Despite Sky News' apology for its controversial Blair Cottrell interview, ACMA has found it didn't actually breach its code. What does it take to "incite or provoke" racial hatred in Australia?

Sunrise Stolen Generations segment ‘provoked contempt’, regulator finds

Sunrise Stolen Generations segment ‘provoked contempt’, regulator finds

In a rare finding, ACMA has ruled the controversial segment did not meet accuracy requirements and promoted "strong negative generalisations about Indigenous people".

You cunt say that on TV! Watchdog clears Tom Ballard sketch.

You cunt say that on TV! Watchdog clears Tom Ballard sketch.

The Australian Media and Communications Authority has cleared an expletive-riddled sketch from the ABC's Tonightly which raised complaints from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

Do broadcasters have to air both sides of the marriage equality debate?

Do broadcasters have to air both sides of the marriage equality debate?

We have been seeing a great deal of Lyle Shelton on our screens for the duration of the marriage equality debate. That's unlikely to change.

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’.┬áThe things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

Commercial networks lobby to axe their own kids’ TV shows

Commercial networks lobby to axe their own kids’ TV shows

In testimony to the inquiry into the sustainability of the film and television industry, the three networks all said the children's content quotas needed to be cut because it's expensive.

The Press Council, Fair Work and the other toothless tigers supposedly protecting Australians

The Press Council, Fair Work and the other toothless tigers supposedly protecting Australians

Wanna do what you want, when you want, because you wanna? Just make sure the rules you break are enforced by these guys.

Regional Aussies now prefer commercial TV news to the ABC

Regional Aussies now prefer commercial TV news to the ABC

Regional Australians are choosing local commercial TV bulletins for their news over the ABC, new research has found.

When is an ad not an ad?

When is an ad not an ad?

ACMA has found a marriage equality ad that played on Foxtel on Valentine's Day was not in breach of the rules, though the same ad on Sky was problematic. And Ray Hadley got away with playing a political ad during a blackout period because he wasn't paid for it.