The program investigated aspects of the activities of the Church of Scientology, following the call for a government inquiry into the Church by Senator Nick Xenophon in 2009.
The complaint about the Four Corners program included three elements: the way in which the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) was described; disclosure of information about the Andersons’ familial relationships and the circumstances of their departure from the Church; and a broader complaint that “the show and its producers intended to leave the viewer with a negative imprint of the Church and its beliefs, without ever balancing the show with any of the good works that the Church undertakes”.more >>>]
Disputed Episode: Four Corners, The Ex-Files [5 parts, 43 min]
Australia's four corners program examines the covert world of scientology; with testimonies from ex-scientologists, regarding disconnection and labor law violations. The program precedes a senate vote on scientology's tax-exempt status, set out by Senator Nick Xenophon. The testimonies of ex-scientologists on the scientology's criminal practices have been heard in Australia for quite some time now.
[playlist link: Four Corners, The Ex-Files]
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