John Garnaut

Bo Xilai, rumour journalism, Western prejudice and China’s Internet crackdown

- How rumour journalism works? 

Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing. Without factual verification, such unsubstantiated internet rumour has gone viral internationally as a sign of instability and power struggling in Beijing following the arrest of Bo Xilai last month.

More dodgy materials exposed - The Age and John Garnaut case continue

On 24 May 2010, I posted my 2nd report in regard to The Age and John Garnaut‚Äôs dodgy journalism case under the heading: ‚ÄúMedia Accountability - The Age must say ‚ÄėSorry‚Äô to Australians‚ÄĚ. As promised in the report, I then notify The Age Newsdesk, John Garnaut, Media Watch and Walkleys Foundation the following day (25 May 2010).