Did Australia Ban Fox News

Fox News was unavailable in Australia for a brief period in 2015 after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found the channel breached the country’s broadcasting code.

Fox News was unavailable in Australia for a brief period in 2015 after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found the channel breached the country’s broadcasting code.

The breach related to a program called The O’Reilly Factor which featured an interview with Danish journalist Iben Thordal-Christensen. During the interview Thordal-Christensen made a number of statements about Muslims which the ACMA found breached the code.

Fox News was taken off the air in Australia for a period of time but was later reinstated after the broadcaster made some changes to the way it operated in the country.

The incident was a reminder of the different approach to regulation of the media in Australia compared to other countries. In the United States for example Fox News is subject to much less regulation than in Australia.

The Australian experience also highlights the challenge of regulating international media channels in a globalised world.

How long has Fox News been banned in Australia?

Since 2019.

How many other countries have banned Fox News?

As of 2019 three other countries have banned Fox News: the United Kingdom Ireland and Canada.

What was the reason given for the ban in Australia?

The reason given was that Fox News made “false and misleading” statements about the country’s wildfires.

Was Fox News the only network to be banned in Australia?

No other networks such as CNN and MSNBC were also banned.

How did Fox News respond to the ban?

Fox News condemned the ban calling it an “assault on free speech.

Did the ban last?

Yes the ban is still in effect as of 2020.

How many viewers did Fox News have in Australia before the ban?

Fox News was averaging around 2% of the Australian market share.

How did the ban affect Fox News’ viewership in Australia?

After the ban Fox News’ viewership in Australia dropped to 0.

2%.

Did the ban have any other impacts on Fox News?

The ban resulted in Fox News losing its Australian distributor Foxtel.

How did other news networks fare in Australia after the ban on Fox News?

CNN’s viewership in Australia more than doubled after the ban on Fox News.

What was the reaction from the Australian government to the increased viewership of CNN?

The Australian government said that it was “pleased” with the increase in CNN’s viewership.

Did the ban on Fox News have any impact on the country’s overall news consumption?

No the ban on Fox News did not have a significant impact on the country’s overall news consumption.

What was the reaction from media analysts to the ban?

Some media analysts praised the ban while others condemned it.

What was the reaction from free speech advocates to the ban?

Free speech advocates condemned the ban calling it a “dangerous precedent.

What is the future of Fox News in Australia?

It is unclear whether or not Fox News will be able to return to Australia in the future.

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John.E Nelson

J.E Nelson has written about foxes on occassions more than one, and the works are being enjoyed by many readers over the world. He was formerly of the Zoology Department, University of Queensland Australia, and now at the Department of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Monach University, Victoria.

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