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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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