Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Community's Outrage Has Been Vindicated

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Community's Outrage Has Been Vindicated

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Byline: KUE DAVIS

BOWRAVILLE Central School has had a win over Channel Nine's 60 Minutes program following a segment the community says was inaccurate.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (AMCA) found the program unfairly identified the school during a segment about racial segregation.

The community was outraged at the way the school and town was portrayed in the segment, filmed in Bowraville last May, which focused on a number of Aboriginal students who had won scholarships to some of Sydney's elite non-government schools.

The ACMA concluded TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd (TCN) breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice (2004) by broadcasting the 60 Minutes segment in May last year, which unfairly inferred Bowraville Central School had been physically segregated on racial lines.

In the segment TCN showed only footage of Bowraville Central School while its reporter said: "It wasn't so long ago that fences separated black and white students at Bowraville schools. …

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