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This program is not subtitled CC have been injured More than 40 people from Singapore to Australia. during a turbulent Qantas flight an emergency landing The A330 plane was forced to make

late this afternoon... at Learmonth airport in WA to a spot between Java and Sumatra, ABC News relocates Singapore in the heart of Indonesia. And nobody spotted it.

bulletins all over the country The dodgy map was used in ABC for the next 24 hours. to make an emergency landing The pilot was forced at Learmonth Airport near Exmouth. I'm Jonathan Holmes. Welcome to Media Watch. was a major story everywhere Of course, the Qantas mishap by Wednesday morning - news bulletin - sponsored by Qantas: including Nine's 5:00 am

what caused a Qantas passenger jet An investigation is underway into over Western Australia, to lose altitude suddenly injuring 36 passengers... for replay That's the bulletin Nine delivers early morning flights. on board Qantas's were spared that particular item. But Qantas passengers, apparently, Qantas explained... That set us wondering don't get to hear about. what else Qantas passengers morning news on 24 June. Here's a story from Nine's more disruptions today Qantas passengers can expect in Brisbane and Perth. with engineers walking off the job but the airline says 18 flights have been cancelled, on other flights. all passengers have been re-booked Not likely to terrify nervous flyers. and irritation. Qantas passengers some anxiety But it might have caused But they didn't. If they'd seen it. Qantas tells us about plane crashes and the like... that as well as vetoing stories "Qantas In-flight News" So, now you know: News that's NOT about Qantas. actually means on board a Qantas flight, But at least, from this kind of "news": you're relatively safe Yes, yet another spurious "survey". and coffee drinkers, We've had cosmetic surgery seekers, and penile dysfunction sufferers, so why not internet porn-hunters? penetrating piece of social analysis? And the originator of that Australian Associated Press, from a media release issued by... which in turn adapted it Sounds a classy outfit! Pentagon Grand! But what, or who, is Pentagon Grand? Well, according to its website, it's: online - The AAP story got plenty of runs like the 'Herald Sun'. and not just with News Ltd tabloids

two flagships - The websites of Fairfax Media's "quality broadsheets" - papers that call themselves both ran it too. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' online important story of the day. thought it was the second-most We've got to the point, it seems, happy to tout for a brothel online. where the SMH and 'The Age' are into something very quick. And now for a very slow investigation viewers drew Media Watch's attention Almost a year ago, some observant Ten's broadcast of the ARIA awards. to something funny about Channel Silverchair 'Young modern', ROVE McMANUS: And the nominees are 'Grand National'... the John Butler Trio, Did you see it?

about a 12th of a second - For two frames -

of one of the Aria sponsors, the screen was filled by the logo the Toyota Yaris. Here it is in slow motion: during the two-hour show, The same technique was used 45 times of various sponsors, including: to flash up the logos one or two frames, Most of them lasted only

making them all but invisible. subliminal advertising. That's what's called

last November, And, as Monica Attard pointed out it appeared to be in clear breach Code of Practice, of the Commercial Television should not... which says that broadcasters MONICA ATTARD: It'd be interesting

regulator rules on it to see how the broadcasting if any complaint gets that far. The broadcasting regulator is ACMA - and Media Authority. the Australian Communications formal complaints It did in fact receive nine about the ARIA broadcast, after a 10-month investigation, and last week,

it found that: on the wrist, ACMA has slapped Network Ten and told it not to do it again. Ten has told Media Watch that: No more subliminal ads. So that's that, you might think. Well, yes and no. Because, after painstaking study, a bizarre piece of reasoning. ACMA's come up with like this... It's ruled that a two-frame flash of normal awareness", is "near the threshold and therefore outlawed.

like this... But a three-frame flash - is "at or above" that threshold. And in ACMA's world, something that is AT or ABOVE isn't NEAR the threshold. So that this Yaris flash, broadcast and lasts six frames, which appeared later in the ARIA Code of Practice, doesn't breach the Commercial TV and is perfectly OK. like The Parents' Jury, And that worries groups advertising of junk food to children. which is lobbying to reduce They may well be right. still likes flashing sponsors' names. Rove McManus, for example,

and his chat show, As well as the Aria awards a family quiz show for TEN. Rove's company produces Now watch this carefully: $25,000... So we're gonna make your $10,000 of the show... this is a very important part Did you see it? Important is right. when we play it again. Watch the $25,000 graphic spin over $25,000... So we're gonna make your $10,000

this is a very important part of the show... Get it this time? Not an ad for junk food - but for a rather expensive toy: Nintendo DS. Before ACMA's ruling, Ten might have been worried that

that was in breach of the Code of Practice.

Not any more. So, expect to see a lot more messages from sponsors flashed up on your screen from now on - and remember they can be as short as this: If you couldn't read it, download it from our website, and slow it down. ACMA also featured in Media Watch two weeks ago,

after referring a leak to the Federal Police - with the result that one of its employees had detectives stomping through their home. Last week, it was revealed that police are pursuing another leaker - but this time, we think, there are two sides to the story. According to the crime editor of the 'Brisbane Sunday Mail', Paula Doneman... Mohamed Haneef, you'll recall,

is the Indian doctor interrogated for days by the Federal Police, and then forced out of Australia, because his cousin had driven a car bomb into an airport terminal in Britain. Dr Haneef has now been completely cleared. Paula Doneman says her phone records are now in the hands of the Queensland Police internal investigations department. That combative tone was echoed in the story's headline... ..and in a comment piece on the same page by none other than John Hartigan, Chairman and CEO of News Ltd: His article was embellished with the rubric: Two weeks ago, I said that the growing tendency to send detectives to trawl through peoples' phone records and homes in pursuit of leakers smacks of Stasiland. I still think so. But you also have a Right to Know something that neither Paula Doneman nor John Hartigan told their readers: that the story that started the fuss was rubbish. It, too, received attention from Media Watch last year. That story by Paula Doneman and Lincoln Wright also appeared in the 'Sunday Herald Sun', the 'Sunday Telegraph', the 'Sunday Tasmanian', the 'Sunday Times' and Adelaide's 'Sunday Mail'. But was the story true? That AFP denial was issued the same day. But as Dr Haneef's lawyers have told the current Clarke enquiry... The photograph in question was a harmless holiday snap of Dr Haneef and his wife standing in front of the Q1 apartment building on the Gold Coast. In her article last week, Paula Doneman had this to say: But that trust must go both ways. If your sources are feeding you inflammatory and prejudicial nonsense, Paula, then they're betraying your trust. And the public will eventually lose trust in you. Especially since neither you, nor the 'Sunday Mail', nor News Ltd, has ever retracted the Q1 story. The Mail didn't even print Commissioner Keelty's denial. Its editor told Media Watch yesterday: Well everyone else involved - including other journalists who covered the Haneef case - reckon the story stank. The 'Sunday Mail's - and News Ltd's - stubbornness makes the slogan look a bit hollow, and does nothing to further

For more detail about that story, and the others, check our website. We'll be back next week with a special look at the future of television. Join me then. Closed Captions by CSI

This program is not subtitled Om open

The global credit crisis

could provide an unexpected

windfall for Australia's

pensioners. The Prime

Minister's unveiled a plan to

buy the country out of

financial turmoil. The

Opposition says some of the

money could be used to increase

pension payments or cut taxes.

Kevin Rudd hasn't said how

he'll spend the surplus, but

hasn't ruled out an increase in

the pension. In Europe, 15 countries have taken action to

halt the rolling crisis.

They'll pump public money into

shoring up troubled banks. In

Britain, the Government will

use around $90 billion to buy

shares in four big banks. One

commentator has called the move

the most extraordinary day in

British banking history. The

London Stock Exchange rallied

on the news. Police in Far

North Queensland have confirmed

that human tissue was found

inside a crocodile. It's

believed to be the remains of

62-year-old Arthur Booker near

Brisbane. He was on a camping

trip while he disappeared while

checking crab pots. The

remains were taken from a 4.5

metre crocodile captured near


We'll have more news for you

in 'Lateline' at 10:30.



Good evening. Welcome

to Enough Rope. Most

Australians know him as one

of the greatest cricketers of

all time but the year has

changed. Here is an section

of a documentary he made for

English television a year ago

why do so many Muslims hit

the US? What has America

done the alienate so many

people in the Muslim world?

They will tell you it is just Islamic militants who are

angry but don't you believe

it. To talk about Pakistan

and what its current state of

turmoil could mean for the

world please welcome Imran


For those tuning in who

think we are going to talk

about cricket that is long

behind you, isn't it, your

cricket life? 16 years is

the last time I played and

that was in Australia. You

have since sold all your

memorabilia pretty much?

Because I was setting up a

cancer hospital I had to do a

huge amount of fundraising

for it and most of it went

into Australia's so yes, by

the time my sons have groin

and they are now - I didn't

realise they would love

cricket so now I have nothing

to give them. But you can

play backyard cricket with

them? . I do, I play with

them. You give them some chin

music, bouncers? Too old

for that. Too old for

bouncers but I do try my

best. A lot of people

watching would not have been

to Pakistan. What is it about

Pakistan that you love? The

two thing from childhood I

love about Pakistan were the

mountains, the Himalayas

because all our summer

holidays were spent in the

mountains. Summer was hot so

my family, mother, sisters,

my father we used to end up

in the mountains so from

childhood I loved the

mountainous part of Pakistan

and some of the highest

mountain ranges are there.

Then we have on the Western

rim this wild tribal area of