Topic: Entertainment

Native Affairs - Smear Campaign?

By Native Affairs

Last week a story out of Australia swept the world suggesting that the sale of Vegemite could be banned because remote aboriginal communities were using the product to make alcohol which was then being consumed by children. 

The BBC put the story on its website, then the story went viral.  But our fellow indigenous broadcaster NITV, the Australia's National Indigenous Television channel based in Sydney couldn't smell alcohol but they could smell a rat!  Here's their story.

Bille Jo Hohepa-Ropiha also spoke with the reporter Danny Teece-Johnson from NITV who called the BBC's bluff.  She started by asking Danny about his reaction to the story when it broke.