Eric Hunter’s 20-year ABC career spanned all states and the ACT while occupying a range of responsibilities, primarily in radio and TV journalism and state and national program management. He undertook overseas assignments for the ABC and in 1967 participated as a presenter in two historic live international TV firsts, ”Expo ‘67” and the BBC’s “Our World”. In 1976 he was awarded the UK’s prestigious Imperial Relations Trust Scholarship, enabling a six months study of broadcasting, politics and governance in Britain. Post-ABC, he spent 25 years in communications management and as a journalism lecturer at the University of Canberra.
The ABC’s integrity could be undermined if its journalists continue to use interview techniques that allow those in power to avoid accountability. Continue reading »