The ABC has been accused of promoting the views of ‘radical left-wing’ critics of Israel without proper context.
The head of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) David Anderson has defended the taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas war after it was criticised for promoting anti-Semitism.
At the most recent Senate Estimates, Mr. Anderson faced questions from centre-right Liberal senators about the conduct of Middle-East correspondent Tom Joyner, who allegedly derided reports about Hamas decapitating babies.
He was also questioned over the decision by 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson to interview Hamas’ head of international relations, Basem Naim—the program was broadcast 10 days after the Oct. 7 attacks that resulted in 1,200 Israeli deaths and hundreds of hostages.
“By interviewing one of its leaders, we were able to test some of the propaganda (and outright lies) that Hamas spread following the attack.
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