Australian Communication & Media Authority Denied Justice to Muslims

Australian Communication & Media Authority Denied Justice to Muslims 

 

What Do You Know About Convicted Genes Oriented Judgment?

 Convicted Genes Oriented Judgment?

 For more: Crimes Exposed

 

Faruque Ahmed's Letter to ACMA is common sense approach. The ACMA Reply to Faruque Ahmed  is a result of due process of law. Faruque Ahmed's Letter to Radio 2UE a necessary beast! Radio 2UE Response to Faruque Ahmed is frustrating and a reflection of the media culture of Australia. Faruque Ahmed's Communication with the ACMA will be a test case after the Cash for Comment Inquiry.

 

The Australian Communicating and Media Authority made a decision to investigate specific complaints of Faruque Ahmed. The ACMA delivered a decision without any consultation with the complainant! The basis of the decision is based on "Investigation Report No. 2298. I find this report is blatantly prejudicial, factually weak, seriously lacking credibility and integrity, openly defensive and supportive of 2UE as well as treated the complainant with contempt.       

 

The power of Aussie talkback and Have your say on talkback radio are a good starting point. Deliberately impotent NSW Anti-Discrimination Board allows Muslim and Christian Bashing in NSW. However, saying a word against Zio-Nazi, Israetards and Israeo-Nazis war crimes and genocide are considered to be the cardinal sins here!  

 

Faruque Ahmed vs Radio Terrorists was supported by One-way radio plays by its own rules and many other evidences.   

 

Yet, six months later I was told, 2GB is not guilty and many in the know were surprised of this unusual decision!   

 

My communication with Elizabeth Wing of NSW ADB  is fairly revealing. Her response was shocking and negative.  

 

Faruque Ahmed vs Radio 2GB/Macquarie Radio Network is a typical exchange due to farcical judgment by the NSW ADT mentioned above.

 

Most importantly, Australian media outlets including talk back radios are audaciously manipulative, explicitly restricted, brazenly robotic and drifting from reality.      

For more: http://sites.google.com/site/crimesexposed/convicted-genes-oriented-judgment

 

Faruque Ahmed's Letter to ACMA

Faruque Ahmed
P O Box – 349
Alexandria, NSW – 2015
Mobile: 041 091 4118
Email: union_faruque@yahoo.com.au




Complaints Officer
Australian Media and Communication Authority
Level 15, Tower 1 Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000PO Box Q500, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Tel: 02 9334 7700, Fax – 02 9334 7799

CC to: Station Manager, Radio 2UE


Subject: Jim Ball of Radio 2UE (formerly a broadcaster on 2GB) Has Been Inciting against Many Ethno Religious Communities of This Country


Dear Sir/Madam


Jim Ball of radio 2UE allowed a male caller to claim, “it is written in Qur-an that the Jews are the children of apes and pigs” at approximately 12.37 am, 12th of August 2009 (and I am paraphrasing). Jim also agreed with him, with excitement as he made further comments which added more fuel to the fire, he said, “That’s right, it is written in the Qur-an …” (.and again I am paraphrasing).

I then managed to contact his producer and with some difficulty. I then requested him to pass my message to Jim that:
1. He must let me know in which part of the Qur-an it says, “The Jews are children of apes and pigs”?

2. Should he fail to broadcast the source mentioned above, that he claimed was drawn from the Qur-an, then he must broadcast an apology for inciting hate against Muslims of many ethnic backgrounds, which includes myself.


So far I have not heard from Jim Ball or 2UE.


At about 1.12 a.m. 12th of August 2009, Jim Ball allowed another caller to say, “…. People of the so called religion of peace wrote to the government in 1991 and as a result Bob Hawke and Kim Beazley stopped Australian soldiers wearing uniform in their own country, …. “ (and I am paraphrasing). Jim Ball has used this and many more totally false and fabricated claims and propaganda to incite against many ethnic groups of Islamic origin or background.


However, after the second incident mentioned above, I have requested his producer to pass the message that, whether Jim Ball provides the Qur-anic reference or apology, he must let me know if the latter occurs; so that I can hear that apology myself. His producer took my message. The producer, a person known to me as, ‘Tom’ later rang me, and after a short conversation he said, “Jim is looking for the reference and I will inform you if he broadcasts the reference or apology”.


This producer has my contact details such as my mobile phone number. I have not heard from this producer or anyone from 2UE, as of the date of this letter.


Naturally and as a consequence many people I know were angry about Jim Ball’s deliberate incitement, prejudice and his bigotry continuum. Many people are also very upset about his point blank refusal to allow a right of reply.


After 3.00 a.m. an Arab Christian, who has a fairly good knowledge about the Bible and the Qur-an rang up the Jim Ball program to clear the air and to clarify the position about the issue Jim Ball had allowed to be aired and on which Jim Ball, himself had made comment on. Alas! After a fiery exchange with the producer, he was refused to put his valid point of view and to be allowed to go on air.


Jim Ball has been manufacturing consent and opinion on the subjects of ethnics, migrants, Muslims and Aboriginals. In addition he has been inciting against ethnic groups of Islamic origin based on totally false and fabricated reasons and grounds. He also refuses to provide any right of reply. An example of this denial of the right of reply is described above.


It is important to note that Jim Ball, formerly of 2GB, was forced to forward an apology, that was recently, read out on 2GB’s David Oldfield program. This was read out by David Oldfield on behalf of 2GB’s management in relation to Jim Ball’s earlier comments when he was with that radio station. David made this apology, as described while I was talking to him on air.


I also advise the well known program, Media Watch of ABC exposed Jim Ball’s prejudice and bigotry a number of times. I provide examples of such comments by Media Watch below.
1.
Usual Jim Ball lies.

2. Muslim bashing based on totally false and engineered facts
3. Collecting anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stories from corrupt and Zionist sources. Then doctor those items to make them worse and then broadcast and web them to incite against others



I therefore request you:

1.    To stop Jim Ball and radio 2UE from inciting against all ethno religious communities that belongs or are linked to the Islamic religion.

2.    To take appropriate action against radio 2UE and Jim Ball for inciting against all ethno religious communities which belong to or are linked with the Islamic religion on his radio program and on his website(s).

 

With thanks.


Sincerely yours



Faruque Ahmed

 

 

 

ACMA Reply to Faruque Ahmed

 

Australian Government
ACMA



Australian Communications and Media Authority
Level 15,

Tower 1, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW
PO Box Q500, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
T +61 2 9334 7700, 1800 226 667, F +61 2 9334 7799
www.acma.gov.au

 



1 7 August 2009




Mr Faruque Ahmed
PO Box 349
ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015

ACMA file reference: ACMA2009/8
C19648


Dear Mr. Ahmed

Thank you for your letter received by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) on 13 August 2009, regarding your concerns about Overnights with Jim Ball broadcast by 2UE. You mentioned a broadcast on 12 August 2009 in particular.

The ACMA is the Commonwealth body responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and Telecommunications. However, under the co-regulatory regime established by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, broadcasters themselves have primary responsibility for the material they broadcast. As such, complaints must be made first to the broadcaster concerned if the matter complained of is covered by an industry code of practice.

In the present case, the matters you have complained about in relation to the content of the program are covered by the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2004 (copy enclosed) and in that respect I refer you to clauses 1 .3(e) and 2.2(a) of the code. (Other clauses of the code may also be relevant; please see below.) Accordingly, your complaint must be first made to 2UE.

I note that you have sent a copy of your letter to the ACMA to 2UE; however, in order to meet the definition of a complaint at clause 5.2 of the code, your complaint should be addressed directly to 2UE. lf you are not satisfied with 2UE's response, or if you do not receive a response from 2UE within 60 days, you may then refer the matter to the ACMA. lf you want the ACMA to investigate your complaint under these circumstances, could you please provide us with a copy of all correspondence between you and 2UE. I enclose a brochure with further information about the broadcasting complaints process and the ACMA's role in it.

Please note that complaints to 2UE must be made by letter or fax and that 2UE is not obliged to respond to complaints made more than 30 days after the date of the broadcast which is the subject of the complaint.
2UE's postal address is as follows:
2UE
Level 1
170 Pacific Highway
Greenwich NSW 2065
Fax - 02 9930 9894

In your letter, you mention your telephone conversations with the program producer. Under clause 5.5 of the code, listeners who telephone a station alleging a breach of the code, and who wish to make a complaint, must be asked to make the complaint in writing. lf this did not happen when you rang, you should mention this in your complaint to 2UE. Please note, however, that commercial radio licensees are not obliged to respond to telephone complaints or pass telephone complaints on to program presenters for attention.

You also mention a caller who rang and was not allowed to speak on air. Commercial radio licensees are not obliged to put all callers to air. However, licensees in presenting current affairs programs must ensure that:
reasonable efforts are made to correct substantial errors of fact at the earliest possible opportunity (clause 2.2(a)) and reasonable efforts are made or reasonable opportunities are given to present significant viewpoints when dealing with controversial issues of public importance, either within the same program or similar programs, while the issue has immediate relevance to the community (clause 2.2(c)).

If you consider that either or both of these requirements were not met, you may include the matter in your complaint to 2UE.

I hope this information is of assistance.

Yours Sincerely



Eileen Haley
Assistant Manager
Investigation Section

Encl:
Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2004
ACMA brochure: Complaints about television and radio conte

 

 

Faruque Ahmed’s Letter to Radio 2UE

Faruque Ahmed
P O Box – 349
Alexandria, NSW – 2015
Mobile: 041 091 4118
Email: union_faruque@yahoo.com.au



Station Manager
Radio 2UE
Level 1,
170 Pacific Highway
Greenwich NSW 2065
Fax - 02 9930 9894


Subject: Jim Ball of your Radio 2UE (formerly a broadcaster on 2GB) Has Been Inciting against many Ethno Religious Communities in and from this Country



Dear Sir/Madam


Jim Ball of your radio 2UE allowed a male caller to claim, “…it is written in Qur-an that the Jews are the children of apes and pigs …”, this was at approximately 12.37 am, 12th of August 2009 (and I am paraphrasing). Jim also agreed with him. He did so with excitement and he made further comments which added more fuel to the fire, he said, “That’s right, it is written in the Qur-an …” (.and again I am paraphrasing).


I then managed to contact his producer and with some difficulty. I then requested him to pass my message to Jim that:
1. He must let me know in which part of the Qur-an it says, “The Jews are children of apes and pigs”?

2. Should he fail to broadcast the source mentioned above, that he claimed was drawn from the Qur-an, then he must broadcast an apology for inciting hate against Muslims of many ethnic backgrounds, which includes myself.

 

So far I have not heard from Jim Ball or your station.


At about 1.12 a.m. 12th of August 2009, Jim Ball allowed another caller to say, “…. People of the so called religion of peace wrote to the government in 1991 and as a result Bob Hawke and Kim Beazley stopped Australian soldiers wearing uniform in their own country, …. “ (and I am paraphrasing). Jim Ball has used this and many more totally false and fabricated claims and propaganda to incite against many ethnic groups of Islamic origin or background.


However, after the second incident mentioned above, I have requested his producer to pass the message that, whether Jim Ball provides the Qur-anic reference or apology, he must let me know if the latter occurs; so that I can hear that apology myself. His producer took my message. The producer, a person known to me as, ‘Tom’ later rang me, and after a short conversation he said, “Jim is looking for the reference and I will inform you if he broadcasts the reference or apology”.


This producer has my contact details such as my mobile phone number. I have not heard from this producer or anyone from 2UE, as of the date of this letter.


Naturally and as a consequence, many people I know were angry about Jim Ball’s deliberate incitement, prejudice and his bigotry continuum. Many people are also very upset about his point blank refusal to allow a right of reply.


After 3.00 a.m. an Arab Christian, who has a fairly good knowledge about the Bible and the Qur-an rang up the Jim Ball program to clear the air and to clarify the position about the issue Jim Ball had allowed to be aired and on which Jim Ball, himself had made comment on. Alas! After a fiery exchange with the producer, he was refused to put his valid point of view and to be allowed to go on air.


Jim Ball has been manufacturing consent and negative opinion on the subjects of ethnics, migrants, Muslims and Aboriginals. In addition he has been inciting against ethnic groups of Islamic origin based on totally false and fabricated reasons and grounds. He also refuses to provide any right of reply. An example of this denial of the right of reply is described above.


It is important to note that Jim Ball, formerly of 2GB, was forced to forward an apology, that was recently, read out on 2GB’s David Oldfield program. This was read out by David Oldfield on behalf of 2GB’s management in relation to Jim Ball’s earlier comments when he was with that radio station. David made this apology, as described while I was talking to him on air.


I also advise the well known program, Media Watch of ABC exposed Jim Ball’s prejudice and bigotry a number of times. I provide examples of such comments by Media Watch below.
1.
Usual Jim Ball lies

2. Muslim bashing based on totally false and engineered facts

3. Collecting anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stories from corrupt and Zionist sources. Then doctor those items to make them worse and then broadcast and web them to incite against others



I therefore request of you:

1. To stop Jim Ball and your own radio 2UE from inciting against all ethno religious communities that belongs or are linked to the Islamic religion.
2. To take appropriate steps to stop your own radio 2UE and Jim Ball from inciting against all ethno religious communities which belong to, or are linked with, the Islamic religion on his radio program and on his website(s).


With thanks.


Sincerely yours

 

Faruque Ahmed

   Thursday, August 20, 2009

 

 

Radio 2UE Response to Faruque Ahmed

Radio2UE Pty Limited
ABN 93 000 796 887
Sydney, Level11170 pacific Highway, Greenwich
New South Wales 2065

PO Box 954, St Leonards, New South Wales 1590

www.2ue.com.au
Telephone 0299309954 Facsimile 02 9930 9479

 

9 September 2009


Mr Faruque Ahmed
PO Box 349
Alexandria NSW 2A15

Dear Mr. Ahmed,

Radio 2UE Overnight program - 12 August 2009

Thank you for your letter of 20 August 2009.

First of all, allow me to apologise that you were offended by comments made on 2UE's overnight program on 12 August 2009 (the "Broadcast"). Radio 2UE certainly
does not set out to offend its listeners or members of the Muslim community.

I have investigated your concerns about the Broadcast. In doing so, I forwarded your correspondence on to Mr Ball, the presenter of 2UE's Overnight program, and discussed your concerns with him. I have also considered section 1.3(e) of the Commercial Radio Codes of Conduct ("Code") in respect to
ethnic and religious vilification.

Section 1.3(e) of the Code provides that a licensee must not broadcast a program which is "likely to incite or perpetuate hatred against or vilify any person or group on the basis of age, ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion or physical or mental disability". This test in the Code sets a high threshold for the likely effect of prohibited behaviour that is that comments must induce a strong reaction of contempt or ridicule against a group of people to be regarded as I breach under section 1.3(e).

With all due respect, I do not believe that Mr Ball's comments evoked such a strong reaction as hatred or contempt towards people of Muslim faith. Mr Ball and his caller very briefly mentioned the Qur-an in the context of a discussion on television. As with any religious texts, I anticipate that there may be more than one interpretation of the content or meaning of those texts. Clearly you disagree with his view. However,
it certainly was not the aim of the program to incite hatred against Muslims or to generate disrespect towards the Muslim faith. Furthermore, I cannot see how it could reflect badly on Muslims even if they did ask Bob Hawke to prevent Australian soldiers from wearing uniforms at home. Therefore, I do not believe that listeners would feel such severe emotions as hatred or contempt for Muslims as a result of this broadcast.

As you know, Radio 2UE operates a talkback radio format. I am sorry to hear that your friend did not get on to the program that night. Unfortunately, time constraints do not allow us to put every caller to air. Radio 2UE endeavours to give as many listeners as possible the opportunity to express their views to a radio audience. If for example you are listening to Mr Ball's program and disagree with any of the sentiments expressed on air,
I encourage you to call in to express a differing point of view".

It was never Mr Ball's intention to offend anyone of any race or religion. I do however understand your point of view and the reasons why you wrote to us. The theme of the Broadcast was complex, and of a nature that generates different opinions. While Radio 2UE wishes never to offend any of its listeners, when some complicated topics are discussed, unfortunately, this can happen. lt is my understanding however that there is a significant difference between a broadcast that results in some finding offence and a broadcast that constitutes religious vilification within the meaning of the Code.

After careful review of the Broadcast, I feel sure that there was not a breach of the Code.

Radio 2UE values its listeners and their feedback. On behalf of the station and Mr Ball, I apologise for any offence caused by the Broadcast. Radio 2UE certainly does not set out to offend its listeners or any members of the community.

I hope that the above information addresses your concerns,

In accordance with the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice, I am required to advise you that in the event you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to refer the matter to the Australian Communications & Media Authority.

Yours sincerely



Greg Byrnes
Program Director

 

 

Faruque Ahmed’s Communication with the ACMA

Faruque Ahmed
PO Box 349, ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015
Mobile: 041 091 4118

Email: union_faruque@yahoo.com.au



Ms. Eileen Haley
Assistant Manager, Investigation Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Level 15, Tower 1, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street
T +61 2 9334 7700, 1800 226 667, F +61 2 9334 7799
www.acma.gov.au

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Your file reference: ACMA2009/8 C19648


Dear Ms. Haley



I have followed your advice and I have written to the 2UE station manager as required by the law. It appears to me, the station manger is more prejudicial than Jim Ball of that establishment! May be it is the station policy to incite against the Muslims and the Arabs based on obscure, false and fabricated information as well as not to report anything regarding Islam and the Arabs truthfully and accurately!!

Point of Contention # 1


Jim Ball of radio 2UE allowed a male caller to claim, “…it is written in Qur-an that the Jews are the children of apes and pigs …”, this was at approximately 12.37 am, 12th of August 2009 (and I am paraphrasing). Jim also agreed with him. He did so with excitement and he made further comments which added more fuel to the fire, he said, “That’s right, it is written in the Qur-an …” (.and again I am paraphrasing).


I then managed to contact his producer and with some difficulty. I then requested him to pass my message to Jim that:
1. He must let me know in which part of the Qur-an it says, “The Jews are children of apes and pigs”?
2. Should he fail to broadcast the source mentioned above, that he claimed was drawn from the Qur-an, then he must broadcast an apology for inciting hate against Muslims of many ethnic backgrounds, which includes myself.

Jim Ball neither told us in which part of Qur-an it is written, nor did he apologise for his ill-motivated and deliberate misquoting of Qur-an, which I believe is carefully calculated to incite against Muslims. Now his station manger is saying, “ …. I anticipate that there may be more than one interpretation of the content or meaning of those texts … “. Clearly, the station manager is supporting Jim Ball’s original stand with more anti-Islamic zeal. Yet, with extreme arrogance he did not bother to include one iota of evidence in support of his claim!


I therefore demand that the Radio 2UE and Jim Ball must quote the Qur-anic reference in support of their original and current claims. Failure to do so must attract a proper and meaningful deterrent from the ACMA.

 

The station manger also said, “I do not believe that Mr Ball's comments evoked such a strong reaction as hatred or contempt towards people of Muslim faith.” Again, it is not true.


Jim Ball has been using this trick to improve his ratings and to hurt Muslims and the Arabs for a long time. Upon request I will produce dozens of evidences in support of my claim. One school of thought also suggests that Jim Ball’s illegal and irrational anti-Muslim and anti-Arab style and his ability to get away with murder is one of the reasons behind hiring him by the radio 2UE in the first place. Please remember, the 2UE is the lowest ranking station now. You see Jim Ball’s counter broadcaster Stuart Boking used to work in Jim’s current slot. Poor Stuart used to receive phone calls and at the same time he used to talk on air unlike Jim Ball while he used to work in the 2GB! Jim Ball used to have all of the support team. Surprisingly, when Jim Ball joined at the 2UE, he found the support team unlike poor Stuart Boking who is much more professional, dedicated and decent than Jim Ball!


Obviously, all of the above suggest, Jim Ball is a favored person with an agenda! I am sure a proper inquiry can reveal those agenda items.


Point of Contention # 2


The station manger also said, “However, it certainly was not the aim of the program to incite hatred against Muslims or to generate disrespect towards the Muslim faith”. This statement is a blatant lie. I know for sure, Jim Ball have been inciting against the Muslims and Arabs for a long time. Again, I am willing to provide Jim Ball hate files for a proper examination.


Point of Contention # 3


The station manager wrote, “I cannot see how it could reflect badly on Muslims even if they did ask Bob Hawke to prevent Australian soldiers from wearing uniforms at home”. Really?! Is it true? Are you telling me that this false quote is not sufficient enough to incite against the Arabs and Muslims?


Point of Contention # 4


The 2UE station manager wrote, “If for example you are listening to Mr Ball's program and disagree with any of the sentiments expressed on air, I encourage you to call in to express a differing point of view". It is a proven lie! Jim Ball of 2UE or even formerly 2GB hardly provide air time to any dissenting voice. Manufacturing consent and opinion to incite against the Aboriginals, Arabs, Muslims and migrants is a Jim Ball trade mark. Generally speaking, after his deliberate and often prejudiced presentation, I have not heard many opposing views in Jim’s program.


In my case, Jim used to praise me. Even he said on air that his wife like my view points. However, since I went on to expose many Israeli wrong doings, he turned against me and Jim stopped giving me air time all together. Jim Ball has presented many false and fabricated version of Arab/Palestine conflict. Like a few people, I have attempted to correct him on those issues but he refused to give me any chance. Ironically, he gave me the right to call him “Mother Fucker” instead of debating with me!


Point of Contention # 5


“Unfortunately, time constraints do not allow us to put every caller to air. Radio 2UE endeavors to give as many listeners as possible the opportunity to express their views to a radio audience” of the 2UE manager is far from the truth. In many occasions the 2UE airtime was unused and some good people that I know managed to ring Jim Ball and they politely told him to tone down his rhetoric. Jim did cut them off instead of debating with them seriously. Upon requirement many of them are willing to testify to clear the air in this regard.


Point of Contention # 6

 

Again “It was never Mr Ball's intention to offend anyone of any race or religion” is a total lie. Jim Ball has been insulting Aboriginals, Arabs, Muslims and migrants with his famous (or infamous?) tricks and techniques. His websites are even worse! A careful examination of his webs will reveal more of his prejudice and bigotry. Even the famous Media Watch of the ABC is sick and tired of the Jim Ball filth!


Point of Contention # 7


“After careful review of the Broadcast, I feel sure that there was not a breach of the Code.” is nothing but a slap in the face of fairness, justice, decency, commonsense and any law I can think of including the, “…a broadcast that constitutes religious vilification within the meaning of the Code.”


Point of Contention # 8


“Radio 2UE endeavours to give as many listeners as possible the opportunity to express their views to a radio audience …” written by the 2UE Station Manager! It is unbelievable and untrue!!

I have been talking to Mr. John Carr of 2UE for a long time. I find him a reasonable person too. Since I made this complaint, Sunday morning, 20th of September 2009 (or may be the day before) I made a few attempts to talk to him. Three of my mobile calls were rejected, three more of my calls were put on hold to cost me money and the seventh one was responded with a laughter by a person (may be known to me) by saying, “Faruque I‘ll call you back if I can”. Eventually no one called me on that night! I am sure John won’t do this to me or many 2UE staffs won’t practice this type of cruelty unless they are instructed or forced by people in the higher echelon of that organisation.

I am sure, a proper Inquiry is the only way to go forward and I request you to do so at your earliest convenience. Should you require any further materials in this regard please feel free to call or write to me at your earliest opportunity.


With thanks.


Sincerely Yours



Faruque Ahmed

 

 

ACMA is going to investigate radio 2UE

Australian Government

ACMA

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Level 15, Tower 1, Darling Park

201 Sussex Street

Sydney NSW

PO Box Q500

Queen Victoria Building

NSW 1230

T +61 2 9334 7700

1800 226 667

F +61 2 9334 7799

www.acma.gov.au

1 4 October2009

 

Mr Faruque Ahmed

PO Box 349

ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015

 

ACMA reference: ACMA2009/2351 Investigation 2298

 

Dear Mr Ahmed

 

RE: complaint about overnight with Jim Bail broadcast by 2UE on l2 Aug 2009.

 

I refer to your complaint to the Australian communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) concerning the above matter.

 

The ACMA has decided to investigate your complaint against relevant provisions of the Commercial Radio Australia Codes of -practice 2004.

 

The investigation may take several months, including preparation of a report and internal clearance.

 

You will be notified of the results of the investigation when it is finalised.

 

The ACMA usually publishes final investigation reports on its website and includes a summary in its monthly newsletter and Annual Report. A media release may also be issued. You need to be aware that some details of your complaint may receive publicity, regardless of whether a breach is found.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Eileen Haley

Assistant Manager

Investigation Section

 

 

The ACMA Decision (Please click)

Attached: Investigation Report No: 2298 PDF File. (Please click as I could not copy it)

 

Faruque Ahmed vs Radio Terrorists

Early History

 

Faruque Ahmed vs Radio Terrorists


Statement of Facts re: Matter No: 051058 (Faruque Ahmed vs Radio 2GB/Macquarie Radio Network)
By Fax – Tuesday, 6th December 2005

 

1. I was a long-standing and valued contributor of Radio 2GB. I used to speak on average at least 6 times a week. Radio 2 GB’s own records will substantiate my claims contrary to the mean spirited and evasive 11th June 2002 letter of Ms. Merryn Vincent.

 

2. Things changed since the election of Arial Sharon, appointment of a New York Public Relations agent to spin for Israel and I went on to expose Israeli war crimes and genocide's in 2GB.

 

3. Firstly Jim Ball and then other announcers of 2GB falsely started to claim, “we can not put you on the air because of your poor English …. “ yet they did exactly that after 12 years of my contribution with compliment rather than complaint. As I mentioned earlier, Jim Ball and his “Jewish” wife praised me on air on many occasions. However, 2GB changed it’s attitude and refused to give me air time consistent with reasons mentioned in point “2”.

 

4. Since then, radio 2GB has changed it’s format and went on to incite against Muslims, Arabs, migrants and Aboriginals without any valid evidence or reasons as well as without providing a democratic right of reply. My original two complaints, a number of correspondences between Jim Ball and an independent academic and other available materials of 2GB will clearly substantiate my claim. Tellingly, for predictable reasons the 2GB staff, management and their legal team are desperately doing everything in their power to hide this strategy.

 

5. Certainly, I would like to cross-examine Ms. Merryn Vincent and Jim Ball to establish the truth and verify a few contradictory claims made in their legal submission and affidavit. I am surprised by the total absence of Jim Ball in the legal procedure and I am getting very suspicious about the reasons and grounds behind the earnest desire of the 2GB legal team to shield Jim Ball who has after all perpetrated the offence in the first place.

 

6. During the last hearing (5th of September 2005) the 2GB legal team failed to tell the truth. In fact they lied! They said, “we have delivered our legal submission and affidavit to you by courier … “. They also refused to give me a copy of those documents-at that time. I have to stress a few points here. Firstly, they knew I have changed my address and after all they had communicated with me at my new addresses. If their claim regarding an attempt to deliver the “materials” by courier is correct or half correct then the courier MUST have informed them that they did not deliver the documents to me that is to say- to myself or anyone at all for that matter! Therefore they should have refrained from making a false claim at the Tribunal in the first instance- and should have delivered them at the earliest opportunity with an apology. However, with reluctance they gave me those documents and pressed me firmly to absorb them and cross-examine Ms. Vincent. It was not an honest exercise by the 2GB legal team and a very unfair burden to me. They also, made every attempt to take advantage of a serious medical condition of mine at the time. Sadly, they also attacked my integrity over a statutory declaration (original attached).

 

7. In order to establish the truth, I have been attempting to use available 2GB materials as they are broadcasted on air- and are public materials anyway. In such a pursuit I’ve faxed the 2GB legal team to provide me with audiotapes on 18th July 2005. However, arbitrarily they refused to provide any of them.

 

8. The 2GB management and legal team¹s evasive behavior, false statements in the Tribunal and cruel personal attacks on me are consistent with their staff¹s and radio announcer¹s deliberate agendas based as they are on false and manufactured evidence.

 

9. 2GB¹s management and legal team's submission and affidavit and requested materials are essential to my need to verify matters in a fashion that meets basic yard -sticks of natural justice. Their point - blank refusal to deliver those materials is obstructionist the least. For an example, Jim Ball is not an academic, he did not discuss those objectionable and offensive materials for the purpose of research and analysis as he has been doing so every day- without providing what could by any fair minded person be considered a proportionally representative quantum of right of reply. Most of Ball's agenda and diatribe is squarely based on false and engineered grounds inexorably leading to detrimental sentiment against the abovementioned groups.

 

10. I would like to claim and many would agree with me the fact that my activism leads to my being instrumental to many reforms and improvements- such as in the Sydney taxi industry- like taxi driver safety initiatives, vehicular quality, keeping the taxi fares at a low rate, removing unfair $1.00 Flag fall etc. etc. For all of those actions and initiatives, talk back radio played a useful and commendable role. My speech diction is reasonable and known. They are generally supported by many people in the community and eventually the print and other sections of the media and politicians used to accept them. My isolation from being able to communicate on - air with the Jim Ball Mid - night To Dawn Show made it difficult to carry on those good works and such a deliberate and discriminatory isolation is unconscionable the least if not entirely illegal.

 

11. Jim Ball's pattern of behavior, deliberation, style, point - blank refusal to a right of reply and continuous usage of the faulty Zionist source materials to attack Muslims, migrants, Aboriginals and Arabs despite repeated requests/warnings are obviously in line with his Zionist beliefs or possibly limited to his personal relationships with other people. Either way, those types of behavior and practices are dangerous and divisive for any society.

 

12. The materials requested in the “summons” are to establish the truth and stop the 2GB lies. I did not know that I have to be present on any day at a particular place regarding the summons. No one told me to do so as well. 2GB’s refusal to provide these and other materials- requested before- establishes a pattern of obstructionist behavior of a deliberately evasive nature.

 

13. Radio 2GB and it’s reckless shock - jocks who have been railing against Muslims, Arabs, migrants and Aboriginals without any valid evidence without providing a right of reply. We are all 2GB’s long-term victims. Like many others, I am looking for justice with extreme patience. Seeking such a justice is not a crime and no one deserves to be penalised by any ones cruel agenda driven indulgence.

 

14. On Wednesday, 15th of June 2005, the Honorable Tribunal Member asked me whether I was interested in a settlement of the matter. I responded by expressing a desire for any reasonable outcome with or without arbitration. However, the arrogant 2GB team's point - blank refusal for any settlement at that time, before or after should not now prejudice any other person- or me, whatever the outcome might be.

 

15. 2GB announcers, staffs, management and legal team knew very well about my “race”, “ethnicity”, “Religion” or “ethno religious” status. They used them over the last four years to discriminate me. 2GB legal team¹s deliberate and dishonest “nit picking” and “semantics” should not be standing in between justice and fairness.
 
I therefore request this Tribunal to order;

A. Radio 2GB staffs, management and radio announcers to refrain from discriminating against people of my back ground mentioned in point “4” due to reasons mentioned in point “15” and other points,

B. Radio 2GB staffs, management and radio announcers to refrain from vilifying against people of my back ground mentioned in point “4” due to reasons mentioned in point “15” and other points,

C. Radio 2GB staffs, management and radio announcers to refrain from inciting against people of my back ground mentioned in point “4” due to reasons mentioned in point “15” and other points as well as

D. Like any body else I should be allowed to express myself in radio 2GB without any prejudice whatsoever.


Sincerely yours

 

 

Faruque Ahmed

 

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