Australia: ABC under fire for ‘propaganda’ on uni sex assaults

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'The ABC has been criticised for its plans to air a documentary examining the prevalence of sexual ­assaults on American university campuses but which has been heavily panned by investigative journalists for its inaccuracies and by Harvard academics who label it “propaganda”.

The Hunting Ground is scheduled to air on ABC2 this week and covers two high-profile sexual assaults that occurred on American college campuses as it attempts to show how universities have become dangerous places where one in five women are sexually assaulted — a figure that has been disputed by the US Bureau of Justice.

The documentary has been both praised and panned. It was an official selection for the 2015 Sundance and Sydney Film festivals and received acclaim from critics including The Washington Post, which called it “lucid,” “infuriating,” and “galvanising”.'

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