Cost of Q&A compromise to ABC independence remains to be seen

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'It is the ABC’s independence from government that shapes the ABC as a public broadcaster, not a state broadcaster', commented the ABC's 2015 Managing Director Mark Scott. But has this independence been compromised with recent governmental interference after the Zaky Mallah incident on live ABC TV's Q&A? Dr Virginia Madsen explores the history of the ABC and public service broadcasting revealing battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis, and independence compromised or overturned.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2015


  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Democracy
  • Television programs
  • censorship
  • Media
  • Media audiences
  • media influence
  • public service broadcasting (European, BBC, Australia)

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