March 18, 2003

MEDIA WATCH, last night: The

MEDIA WATCH, last night:

The Fairfax papers were reporting a survey of 200 kids commissioned by the Australia Institute. It found lots of kids came across lots of dreadful material on the Internet ... The reports were short on evidence about the harm porn might cause but if Fairfax thinks the panic stories are worth running on page one, they should do something about these images from the Herald's own website.

Me in The Bulletin, last week:

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia's only broadsheet-format tabloid newspaper, has become alarmed by a study on internet pornography. "It reveals that Australian teenagers have access to thousands of porn sites, covering an extraordinary variety of genres and fetishes," wept Herald columnist Adele Horin. Among them is the Herald's own site, where genres and fetishes abound.

Media Watch is a program about media ethics.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 18, 2003 12:36 AM