- ABC News and Current Affairs
ABC News and Current Affairs is the name of the division of the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC) that controls content classified as News, Public Affairs and Business and Finance.
However, the other divisions of the ABC also produce a range of programming within these genres. All such content is covered here.
ABC Television and ABC Online VOD
* ABC News
Australia National News
The Midday Report
Business and Finance
Asia Pacific Focus" (aka "Focus")
Australia Network News(aka "ABC Asia Pacific News")
NewsHour with Jim Middleton
* Business Today
ABC Radio programs
The National Interest
Late Night Live
Australia Talks Back
The Science Show
24 hrs dans le Pacifique
Asia Pacific Business
Bay Vut Tin tức
*Other programs in Mandarin, Indonesian, Tok Pisin, Khmer and French.
National Rural News
The Country Hour
The Resources Beat
ABC Local Radio
*Various local programs
ABC Current Affairs
The ABC produces many current affairs programmes, including "The 7.30 Report" and "Lateline". These programmes often use resources or reports from one another. For instance, an Asia-Pacific-based report from the week's "Foreign Correspondent" will be edited for use during that same week's "Asia-Pacific Focus" programme.
News reports from "ABC News" are also edited, often with new material added on, for use on that night's "Lateline".
The ABC's Current Affairs department has also won a whole host of awards over the years.
ABC Public Affairs
Apart from the usual coverage of Public Affairs & Politics during programmes such as "ABC News", "Lateline" and "The 7.30 Report", the ABC has a dedicated hour-long Public Affairs programme every Sunday at 9am, "Insiders", which is hosted by
Barrie Cassidy. The programme comprises a news update, an interview with a prominent political figure (usually a Federal Government minister or Opposition spokesperson), two reviews of the week (one of political cartoons, the other of the political situation) and a discussion of the week in politics and public affairs with a panel of guests, most of whom are from prominent newspapers.
The programme is produced in
Melbourne, hence the use of the nearby "Australia Network ABC News" set for both the news updates and "Inside Business" (which follows "Insiders").
Chris Uhlmann(chief correspondent), Jim Middleton (journalist), Greg Jennett
* National Security:
Radio and Television
* Foreign Affairs:
Peter Cave, Michael Maher, Graeme Dobell
Andrew Geoghan, David Hardaker, Mark Willacy
Jane Hutcheon, Rafael Epstein
* Moscow: Scott Bevan (announced January 2008)
* Russia & North Europe: Emma Griffiths
* Middle East:
David Hardaker, Matt Brown (not to be confused with "ABC News"' Victorian sports reporter of the same name), Peter George
* New Zealand: Peter Lewis
* China: John Taylor, Steven McDonald
* North Asia:
Shane McLeod(also often transferred to other Asian areas)
* South East Asia: Peter Lloyd
* Indonesia: Geoff Thompson
* United States of America:
Jill Colgan, Mark Simkin
* Washington: Michael Rowland
Special ABC Correspondents
There are a few ABC Correspondents who usually report or present ABC programmes in Australia but are sent overseas to cover special events. Such ABC Correspondents usually have an area of speciality and have reported in a certain area before.
Peter Caveis the ABC's senior foreign affairs correspondent and travels all over the world to cover breaking stories.
Solomon Islandscrisis of April 2006, Phillip Williams, the presenter of "Stateline" in the Australian Capital Territory, was sent across to report on events there. As a result, Sean Dorney, the ABC's designated Pacific Correspondent, moved across to ABC Radio News and Current Affairs to cover the Solomons Crisis for them.
2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, various ABC Correspondents were moved around the region. Foreign Affairs Editor Peter Cave, Emma Griffiths, former Middle East Correspondent Jane Hutcheon and former Africa Correspondent Sally Sara, along with Matt Brown and David Hardaker, took turns covering the crisis from either side of the border.
* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/ ABC News Online]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/ ABC News and Current Affairs Programmes]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/corp/pubs/abc_offices.htm#news ABC News and Current Affairs contact details]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/vod/news/ ABC Video On Demand (VOD): News and Current Affairs]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/aroundtheworld/bureaux/default.htm ABC Bureaux and Foreign Correspondents]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/50years/news/ 50 Years of ABC TV News and Current Affairs]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/services/podcasting/ Podcasting]
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