Friday, 27 March 2009

Communications Minister on ABC's Q&A

The ABC's Q&A program is a very good example of enabling audience participation through heritage media.

Last night, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy appeared on Q&A. The Internet filter trials attracted approximately 2000 questions:
It is usually the case with Q&A that particular ministers attract questions relating to their portfolios, but never has there been anything like the deluge of questions provoked by Stephen Conroy's plan for an internet filtering scheme. More than 2000 questions came in via email, SMS and from audience members, and virtually every one of them was opposed to the filtering proposal. A question from Stephen Davies on this topic kicked off a 30-minute discussion in which Stephen Conroy was challenged repeatedly to justify the filter plan.
Check out the video and transcript here.

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