Daily Mail Australia clarifies
Thursday, 21 January 2016
In a news report titled “How a would-be jihadi was tricked out of travelling to Syria to fight with ISIS by his girlfriend” published online by the Daily Mail Australia on 9th January 2016, the implication may have been conveyed that the “recruiter” referred to was part of the Markaz Imam Ahmad mosque. JMA wrote to the news outlet indicating that the implication was unsubstantiated and may be defamatory of the mosque. The publisher agreed to amend the article and added that the mosque denied it was involved in terrorist recruiting.
Crime Stoppers NSW Deletes Facebook Post
Friday, 3 September 2015
On 19th August Crime Stoppers NSW posted a “Wanted” notice on its Facebook page for a man in connection with the crime of organised car re-birthing. JMA wrote to the organisation about some of the comments that were posted by readers in response to the notice.
Comments included “Shoot him”; “It so happens the majority of the criminals these days appear to be middle eastern muslims”; “Always shifty Arabs” and “Funny they're always ‘Middle Eastern’...he's probably hiding under his wife's hijab..” JMA indicated that comments like these may be in breach of racial and religious vilification regulations and also incited to violence. Crime Stoppers NSW subsequently agreed to delete the post and is yet to outline to JMA its procedure for reviewing comments and removing ones that are offensive.