[LINK] Advertisers shun free speech online

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Feb 8 08:48:21 AEDT 2011

Graham Young reports that "On Line Opinion - Australia's free Internet
journal of social and political opinion" (which I am on the editorial
advisory board of) has lost advertising support due to its pluralistic
policy towards articles and comments:

Christopher Pearson revealed

in /The Weekend Australian/ that we have lost advertising revenue from
IBM and ANZ because of our pluralistic policy towards articles and
comments. As a result I have written an article
<http://onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11583> for today's /On
Line Opinion./ You can also read commentary on Skeptic Lawyer

Jennifer Marohasy
Club Troppo
and En Passant <http://enpassant.com.au/?p=9276>. This is a very serious
situation and we're going to be looking for your help. It impacts not
just /On Line Opinion/, but the blogs in the /Domain/. ...

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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