Rashna Farrukh says the Christchurch massacre shows media coverage has ‘real life consequences’
A young Muslim woman says she quit her junior liaison job at Sky News after the Christchurch massacre because she felt the commentators were increasing polarisation and fear.
“Some nights I felt physically sick, others I even shed tears in my car on the way home,” Rashna Farrukh wrote for ABC online after resigning from Sky after three years. “I continued to compromise my values. Not only my values as a member of a religious group who was continuously being blamed and alienated by the rhetoric on these shows, but also as an aspiring journalist.
Just the usual factual errors from #theirABC as they use a young person with no demand for journalistic standards such as the citation of examples, quotes and facts. Just the right feelings and the desired ideological stance. Shame. #theirABC already forced to correct. https://t.co/UDllNBnIZ0
Hate clicks is not responsible reach, ABC. This was the ratio of reactions immediately after the national broadcaster finished Facebook live streaming Fr*ser Ann*ng's presser yesterday, giving him an uncritical platform to spew his hatred pic.twitter.com/pK9MHobxMO
.@craigmcmurtrie: "The press conference was taken and to be honest, that was simply because the memo didn't reach a particular producer and so it was live streamed" Continue reading...
@Raf_Epstein: "So it was a mistake to broadcast live on Facebook?"@craigmcmurtrie: "Yes"#auspol #FraserAnning