media criticised

Unfair, Dr Blewett

The difficulties confronting the media in informing the public derive from the fragmented way in which the medical and scientific community is communicating with the public, and the variety of journalists (even on the one newspaper) involved in reporting what spokesmen have to say.

July 4th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

Facts on AIDS

“Certainly, AIDS is a matter of concern. Its treatment as a media event, the way in which misinformation and speculation have been allowed to dominate public knowledge and debate, have been thoroughly counter-productive in Australia.”

June 29th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

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