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RINJ Foundation Demands Action, Not Media Posturing from ACMA


The Australian Broadcast media watchdog, ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) says it is investigating complaints over radio shock-jock Kyle Sandilands.

RINJ Executive Director Micheal O'Brien
commented on the Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA) announcement of an investigation into Southern Cross Austereo's (SCA) broadcaster Kyle Sandilands saying,  "Expect a white wash as this appears to be nothing more than a public relations response to public pressure and not a genuine effort.  

"The ACMA seeks to calm the public by pretending to be action-oriented. What is there to investigate? Sandilands'  abusively misogynistic conduct has been recorded for years and protested by the public in every forum.

"Expect a white wash as this appears to be nothing more than a public relations response to public pressure and not a genuine effort",  says RINJ director.

"Community standards have been assaulted repeatedly by this broadcaster and the ACMA has ignored even things that border on criminality, consequently the too-little-to-late ACMA announcement sounds hollow. 

"If the ACMA is serious it must quickly move to impose sanctions on SCA or the ACMA will be dismissed forever as a toothless waste of money." 

"The public needs action," he added, "not media posturing."

"Our press release of January 18th claimed no victory. Our talks with the parties have yielded NOTHING as yet and there are still too many willing advertisers paying reduced rates on the Sandilands' show.

"Please boycott any advertiser you learn is promoting their brand on any Sandilands' show, original or rebroadcast in any manner. Clearly such a brand is tainted and more clearly the owners of the brand care not about the safety and respect due Australia's women and children.

"To encourage the abuse of women on live radio is to put an end to the brand that sponsored such content.  Make that reality."

RINJ Foundation is an international organization headquartered in Toronto and founded by persons in Canada, Britain and Australia.

RINJ seeks removal of media content condoning sexual assault and rape. Allowing this content on social networking sites and in other media further normalises a rape culture and the high instance of sexual violence in global society.
1) RINJ reports all inappropriate content to the public, advertisers and law enforcement where that seems appropriate. 
2) RINJ reports to advertisers any ads appearing on pro-rape, pro-child-molestation media content, web pages and social network groups. 
3) RINJ promotes a global boycott of advertisers and their products advertised on pro-rape content in any media.