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Controversy over doc star’s funding of ABC doc

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian millionaire Dick Smith and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) are facing accusations that his funding of 10% of the doc Dick Smith's Population Puzzle, in which he appears, undermines the independence of the national broadcaster. The ABC approved the funding model on the condition that it received final editorial approval.
August 9, 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian millionaire Dick Smith and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) are facing accusations that his funding of 10% of the doc Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle, in which he appears, undermines the independence of the national broadcaster. The ABC approved the funding model on the condition that it received final editorial approval.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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