ABC presenter is axed days after starting her radio job over ‘anti-Israel comments’

  • Antoinette Lattouf axed from radio presenting role
  • Pro-Palestine posts breached social media policies 

A fill-in radio presenter for the ABC has been axed after sharing a series of pro-Palestine posts on social media.

Antoinette Lattouf had been hosting ABC Sydney mornings this week, filling in for Sarah Macdonald, but was reportedly told on Wednesday afternoon she would not be returning to the airwaves.

A spokesperson for the national broadcaster told Daily Mail Australia that ‘ABC Sydney casual presenter Antoinette Lattouf will not be back on air for her remaining two shifts this week.’

Antoinette Lattouf had been hosting ABC Sydney mornings this week, while filling in for Sarah Macdonald, but was reportedly told on Wednesday afternoon she would not be continuing on in the gig

The outspoken journalist had posted excitedly about filling in for Macdonald just two days ago on Monday.

She was originally due to present the morning radio show for five days, but will now not be returning to the program on Thursday or Friday.

It’s understood Lattouf’s posts about the conflict in the Middle East, which were on various online platforms, breached the ABC’s social media policies. 

The ABC has strict editorial policies and requires staff to be impartial in their reporting. 

‘A thoughtless post or tweet can instantly compromise this perception of impartiality,’ the ABC’s rules not. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Lattouf’s manager for comment. 

Lattouf has tweeted about the verification of footage that showed pro-Palestine activists chanting ‘gas the Jews’ at the Sydney Opera House.

‘Analysis of the Aust Jewish Assoc videos by fact checker RMIT CrossCheck found a number of signs that suggest audio was edited…’ she said. 

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