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(generated from captions) effectively with PNG's AIDS epidemic Some of the answers in how to deal can be found here in Gorobe. in Port Moresby. It's much the same as any settlement chronic poverty and unemployment. 3,000 people live here in which is dominated by the 585 gang, But unlike Gerehu, in terms of HIV awareness and rape. Gorobe has turned itself around that somebody carries around HIV is a disease through intercourse, sex. and passes on to somebody If you use the condom... ..stay with one partner, you will not get this disease. That is largely due to Maura Mea. and declared she was HIV positive, Five years ago, she came out publicly a brave step in PNG. and two babies to AIDS. Maura Mea lost her husband, Max, These are my two babies' graves. My first baby was three months old, the second one was nine months old. refused to treat It was when the doctors or even handle her dying baby son, against the discrimination. she knew it was time to act so the child probably has AIDS, They said, "Oh, you have HIV, "so we don't want to treat him." at all? So they didn't treat your babies the next morning when I came home, So, we just sat there until that baby died. it was like, And I just hated the nurses, was so cruel and mean, you know. it was sort of like I felt that it like anybody else, He deserved to be treated and they just didn't do that. which we took in 2003. These are candlelight photos stigma of AIDS in her own community. Mea started the fight against the built a drop-in centre. She and her husband and established trust. Over time, they built relationships that's when you begin to tell. Once people get to trust you,

You know, they come out more openly, by getting straight to the point. and you can change people's attitude she is still doing. And that's something in two years. There hasn't been a rape in Gorobe and started educating them. Mea confronted the rapists herself,

and I said, "Look at me," you know? I started talking to them, sitting here to be like me." "We don't want all of you we want to save our community, So, you know, really got down there. and I think the message in the act of you know, gang rape, I explained how if you were if you are involved in how HIV from one to the other. can be transmitted And they understood it clearly in the local language. because I spoke and saw me themselves after, And even boys came and asked me to explain it. you know, when they had free times,

so they come to my home. I always made my time available, I always talk to them. of all the leaders in Gorobe. Mea has the firm support by engaging the community. They're building up self-esteem playing football again, They've started to include teams and the competition has been expanded from other settlements in Moresby. But Gorobe is the exception. for halting the spread of AIDS Mea sees the only hope to target the grassroots is for governments and aid groups

empower themselves. and help communities politicians and people, you know, It's all happening, so if our decisions, they don't act, in hierarchy who are making any Papua New Guinea. I'm sorry, but there won't be

and, you know...I mean... Sometimes I feel so sad, and what's all this lip service? Politicians, they talk, and be the role models. We need them to come out Good, good, real good role models. the ever-increasing infection rate At the moment, in Papua New Guinea is being lost. suggests the battle against AIDS International Captioning and Subtitling Closed Captions by This program is captioned live.

was digitally altered. Unfortunately, that Reuters' photo I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to Media Watch. moved the smoke around Reuters' photographer Adnan Hajj than it really was. and made the sky seem darker give the game away. These repeating patterns this explanation. The ABC replaced the photo and added story more credibly. The unaltered image tells the same What motivated Hajj and easily detected changes to make those clumsy to his photo is anyone's guess. Terry Lane to run this story. But we know what motivated for an investigation There's no need is a phoney. because Jessie Macbeth his readers, Contrary to what Lane told Macbeth was never a US Army Ranger. He didn't serve in Iraq. in the horrendous massacres And he didn't take part he describes in his video. His story is fabricated. confirmed that for Terry Lane. And a quick google search would have A couple of days later,

'Crikey' Lane told the internet newsletter

reached a dishonourable end. that his career appeared to have wasn't prepared to sack him. But 'Sunday Age' editor Peter Fray in the paper The next Sunday, Lane was back his mistake. explaining and excusing course But Peter Fray took a very different Stephen Feneley. with 'Sunday Age' arts contributor for two contributions to 'Crikey'. Feneley was unceremoniously sacked with the views The first disagreed Peter Wilmoth. of 'Sunday Age' critic The second accused the 'Sunday Age' of taking credit for a scoop covered in 'Crikey'. that Feneley had already for speaking his honest opinion, So why is one journalist sacked while another is kept on an easily detectable hoax? despite falling for 'Sunday Age' editor Peter Fray told us. are forgivable sins It seems gullibility and sloppiness at the 'Sunday Age' - and your editor's judgment isn't. questioning your colleagues is in fashion in Melbourne, But perhaps gullibility enough to run this. because the 'Age' was gullible

those words. Ricky Mott never said In fact, the whole story by the Bombers about Mott's potential recruitment is a fabrication. a range of other media in an email. It was sent to the 'Age' and if it was true. We'd have been surprised too - The email hoax was put together

from 'BomberBlitz.com'. by some disaffected Essendon fans They say they wanted to see if the media would run a story without checking the facts. The email included a fabricated story with a bogus byline from Ray Wilson of the 'West Australian'. The 'Age' and the 'West' have a copy-sharing deal, so, the 'Age' was happy to use the story

they thought was written by their friends in Perth. Only problem, of course, it wasn't. And worse still - once the 'Age' ran it, the 'West Australian' took their word that it was true - so then they ran the phoney story too.

With due credit of course to: So, a hoax email containing a bogus story pretending to be from the 'West Australian', fools the 'Age' and then makes it's way into the 'West Australian' itself. The 'West' is understandably annoyed.

Hoaxers will always be hoaxers but the 'Age' is the real culprit. They ran a story supplied in an email from a google account in their paper. They say they put it in to fill an empty space.

Gullibility and hoaxes aren't confined to the 'Age'.

Canberra's WIN News fell for a beauty with this one. A Canadian businessman wants part of Lake Burley Griffin for an amusement park. And if all goes to plan Canberra's famous Lake could become the home of an underworld reality TV show. Sounds very strange,

but WIN TV reporter James Goodwin was convinced, even when the plan called for 28 families living under Lake Burley Griffin. Chris McLagan is proposing the establishment of an amusement park Yeah. Whatdya think? Well, we think it sounds ridiculous. And reporter Francis Keeney of 2CC

was also sceptical about the Canadian spruiker. The Canadian was actually an Australian comedian and the lunch was organised by Royal Life Saving to raise awareness of drowning. The guests were told it was a prank after lunch, but WIN's James Goodwin left early to cover another story so he missed the punchline.

The next night, WIN had to back pedal but rather than apologise, they blamed the lifesavers. The Royal Life Saving Society of the ACT has apologised for misleading the Canberra community over a fictitious proposal to redevelop Yarralumla Beach. It was bizarre, but WIN ran it as fact. All we can say in defence of James Goodwin is that he's clearly overworked. As WIN TV news director Alan Clark told us. That's awful. Thank goodness it was a fake story with a fake storyteller. Though that didn't stop Kyle and Jackie O stringing it out for half an hour. The 'Daily Telegraph' smelt a rat when Kyle and Jackie O convinced 'Cindy' to get her brother to call in. The next day the 'Tele''s Sydney Confidential went to town.

Austereo's Sydney general manager Helen Davies apologised and claimed that Kyle and Jackie O didn't know it was a bogus call. We find that very, very hard to believe. In any case we're absolutely sure that Kyle was responsible for this. On and on it goes - Kyle called 'Confidential''s heavily pregnant Fiona Conolly a fat toad, a fat lying mole and a little cretin. Austereo pulled him off air, and apologised to the 'Daily Telegraph'.

But 2DAY isn't the only station that loves a fake. We heard this on Vega's Melbourne News. And an hour later there was more.

That all sounded rather staged to us, so we asked Vega where they found their footy fans. Cathy O'Connor, the managing director of DMG Radio, the company that owns Vega, has confessed - Vega recorded those vox pops in the office. Sorry, Cathy, but that fine distinction between your bogus voxies and their bogus callers is lost on us. As one senior radio insider told us. That's the sort of attitude that makes us easy prey for the altered image, the video hoax, the bogus story and the fake caller. Thanks for being with us - and good night. Captions by Captioning and Subtitling International. This program is not subtitled This program is captioned live. Good evening. The Prime Minister says he's disappointed, not humiliated, at having to scrap his asylum bill. Mr Howard pulled the plug on the controversial legislation after it became clear that it wouldn't make it through the senate. An Australian woman soldier is in hospital in Baghdad tonight. She and three colleagues were injured in a long-range mortar attack

on their base in the city's international zone. The other soldiers were treated in hospital and later released. Car owners are being offered cash to convert their vehicles to LPG. The Government's giving $2,000 to drivers who make the switch. It's part of a $1.6 billion package to offset rising fuel prices. Now, tomorrow's national weather - windy with showers in Perth, becoming fine in Adelaide and Melbourne, mainly fine elsewhere. Lateline's on at 10:40pm, followed by 'Lateline Business' with Ali Moore. Goodnight.