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Australia's Channel 7 censured over 'racist' infanticide report
10-03-2012, 08:01 PM #1
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In a landmark judgement, Australia’s Channel 7 network has been found guilty by the press regulator of serious violations of the broadcasting code, after screening a report so extreme Survival branded it ‘Freakshow TV’ and launched a formal complaint.

The report labelled Brazil’s Suruwaha tribe as child murderers; ‘Stone Age’ relics; and ‘one of the worst human rights violators in the world’.

Survival complained to Australia’s regulator ACMA after Channel 7 refused Survival’s request to issue a correction to its report, broadcast on its Sunday Night programme.

In a landmark judgment, ACMA has now ruled that the Channel was guilty of breaking its racism clause – ‘provoking intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or group’ – believed to be the first time it has found a broadcaster guilty of this serious offence under the 2010 TV Code. It has also ruled that the Channel was guilty of broadcasting inaccurate material.

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said today, ‘This was one of the worst reports about contemporary tribal people we’d ever seen. The Indians were made out to be cruel and inhuman monsters, in the spirit of 19th century colonialist scorn for ‘primitive savages’.

‘What makes it even worse is that the Suruwaha have been under attack by fundamentalist missionaries for years, who are waging a campaign slandering them as child-murderers. The missionaries are behind a draft law to allow them to remove Indian children from their communities, something with horrifying echoes of the Stolen Generations scandal.

‘The Channel 7 crew told the Suruwaha they wanted to allow them to put their side of the story – but actually produced one of the most grotesquely distorted pictures of a tribal people we can remember. The programme even openly fundraised for the missionaries on its website. We hope this ruling will mean we’re less likely to see such dangerous rubbish on TV in the future.’

Channel 7 is seeking a judicial review of the ruling in Australia’s Federal Court.

http://www.survivalinternational.org/new...dium=email


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10-03-2012, 08:23 PM #2
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Racism is one of the worst things we deal with right here. Can't tell you how many posts we've had to remove, especially from the nightly troll. raging_midget.gif He's such a moron we had to get an emote for him. lol.gif

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10-03-2012, 08:25 PM #3
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It seems infanticide was common in the past.

Quote:

Peru, Paraguay and BoliviaWhile Capacocha was practiced in the Peruvian large cities, child sacrifice in the pre-Columbian tribes of the region is less documented. However, even today studies on the Aymara Indians reveal high incidences of mortality among the newborn, especially female deaths, suggesting infanticide.[83] The Abipones, a small tribe of Guaycuran stock, of about 5,000 by the end of the 18th century in Paraguay, practiced systematic infanticide; with never more than two children being reared in one family. The machigenga killed their disabled children. Infanticide among the Chaco in Paraguay was estimated as high as 50% of all newborns in that tribe, who were usually buried.[84] The infanticidal custom had such roots among the Ayoreo in Bolivia and Paraguay that it persisted until the late 20th century.[85]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide...ean_tribes

It still is and is renamed "selective abortion".
10-03-2012, 08:29 PM #4
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(10-03-2012, 08:23 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Racism is one of the worst things we deal with right here. Can't tell you how many posts we've had to remove, especially from the nightly troll. raging_midget.gif He's such a moron we had to get an emote for him. lol.gif


Couldn't agree more.

Racism is one of the reasons I left a certain forum and joined here.

Nice to see it is not tolerated on here.

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10-03-2012, 09:07 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Yes, it's nice to be on a racist-free forum - not to mention chauvanistic-free and backstabbing-free.

As for racism on Channel 7. I wonder when does it change from reporting the truth to becoming a racist issue? If this tribe is indeed committing infanticide, as is typical with primitive tribes, then IMO they are simply reporting the truth. Or, am I missing something here? 13.gif



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