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Seven’s African gangs broadcast was ‘inaccurate’, rules ACMA

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21.03.2019

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ruled that Seven’s current affair program Sunday Night breached guidelines in a broadcast on July 8 2018 about ‘African gangs’.

The ACMA investigation found a claim broadcast in the program was inaccurate and in breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice.

A Sunday Night reporter stated there has been a considerable increase in crime by “African gangs” and that they were responsible for “an alarming surge in violent crime” in Victoria.


ACMA has ruled that while the assertion in relation to the increase in crime was supported, the comment that ‘African gangs’ were responsible was not. ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin said the broadcast was ‘unacceptable’.

“Viewers deserve to know that news and........

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