Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank backflips, deceit, misrepresentation, manipulation, plagiarism, abuse of power, technical lies and straight out fraud: Media Watch has built an unrivalled record of exposing media shenanigans since it first went to air in 1989.The media provides the information we need to make decisions about our lives, but how reliable are the media reports that shape our views of the world?Media Watch turns the spotlight onto those who literally 'make the news': the reporters, editors, sub-editors, producers, camera operators, sound recordists and photographers who claim to deliver the world to our doorsteps, radios, computers and living rooms. We also keep an eye on those who try to manipulate the media: the PR consultants, spin-doctors, lobbyists and "news makers" who set the agenda. Add to my shows

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Episode 27 2020x27
tuesday

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Episode 26 2020x26
yesterday
Named and shamed; Defamation hopes; Cancel culture cooked.
 
Episode 25 2020x25
28.07.2020
Online abuse; Perth's media mayor; Magazine cull continues; Zodiac fake news.
 
Episode 24 2020x24
21.07.2020
Today Show 'whack jobs'; Falconio Murder; Fake Tiger King.
 
Episode 23 2020x23
14.07.2020
Victoria virus; Hanson dumped; By-election scorcher; Al Jazeera Malaysia. Presented by Paul Barry.
 
Episode 22 2020x22
07.07.2020
ABC raids update; Hong Kong censorship; West Australian sorry; Chess beat-up.
 
Episode 21 2020x21
30.06.2020
250 jobs cut and programs axed as the ABC deals with a funding shortfall and a five-year digital plan. Paul Barry examines what the latest round of cuts mean for the ABC and its audience.
 
Episode 20 2020x20
23.06.2020
Today Show ethics; Maria Ressa interview; Bauer's fire sale.
 
Episode 19 2020x19
16.06.2020
Lacking diversity; Secret trial; Darwin barney.
 
Episode 18 2020x18
09.06.2020
A Media Watch special on the protests, riots and social unrest in America. What role has President Trump played in spreading hatred of the media? And why have so many reporters been targeted, attacked or arrested by police?
 
Episode 17 2020x17
02.06.2020
News Corp kills ink; Harry's housing calls; Good grief.

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