Episode 4: March 11-14

Women don't talkback! Plus: groundbreaking media law amendment passed; KFC's fast bowl and what for the NBN when heading bush?

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Another grande week, still giddy from the post-feminist content to emerge from the 100th annual International Women's Day, as well as new revelations, plus old junk and taking the NBN out bush..

Finally, The Fourth Estate can celebrate a landmark achievement in media law, with Greens Senator, Scott Ludlam, ensuring the passing of the Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Act, 2010.

The amendment called for a re-defining of both the notion of who a journalist is and in turn, what news media might be, to revive public interest ideals by enabling informants to remain anonymous without seeing a journalist in contempt of court. STILGHERRIAN spoke to Mig Caldwell over the implications.

The shock jock appeal has never really left the mindset of radio listeners: such as the current lineup of programming which presents many talkback shows, inviting and encouraging listeners to spar on-air with its presenters.

But there won't be any women claiming this title any time soon, according to seasoned radio broadcasters, ANGELA CATTERNS and JULIE MCCROSSIN, who recall some of their own personal career battles in being a woman on the airwaves.

#3: KFC and Cricket declared too much junk in the trunk - JOHN GIBB

Recently an ongoing investigation has been running to expose the potential harm that comes from celebrities endorsing unhealthy lifestyle habits: such as the longrunning sponsorship deal fast food giant KFC has maintained with Cricket Australia.
The concern being, according to nutritionist, KAYE MEHTA, the impact that this type of commercial arrangement has on the health of children in a time of rapidly rising obesity statistics.

A recent survey conducted amongst 1040 residents in regional and rural Australia has reported that the majority are unwilling to foot the costs in spite of acknowledging the potential the national broadband network had in the bettering of their livelihoods. SIMON VAN WYK, survey director, talks us through some of the confusions felt by our rural dwellers.


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