Fauziah Ibrahim normally fronts up for the ABC News morning program on the weekend, along with Joanna Nicholson.
But on Saturday and again on Sunday, Nicholson was joined by John Barron, who hosts the Planet America program. The ABC has made no public statement about the change or why it was necessitated.
I haven't seen one tweet lamenting the absence of Fauziah Ibrahim.?— Dirk Cook (@DirkCook6) April 23, 2022
Ibrahim has changed the picture on her Twitter account from an ABC News logo to something quite different as cen be seen above. The old photo can be seen here.
A change of personnel: John Barron joined Joanna Nicholson on the ABC News morning program on Sunday.
No reply was received from the ABC that day.
Glad to see the inimitable John Barron on ABC weekend news breakfast today.— Pinky Jones (@PinkyDink4) April 22, 2022
If Fauziah Ibrahim had been on I would have immediately turned it off.
Her behaviour has no place on the ABC.
An ABC spokesperson attempted to play down the faux pas last Sunday when iTWire — the first to report on the snafu — contacted the corporation, by saying the account was a personal one.
But as reported, the ABC has rules for its staff who maintain personal Twitter accounts.
In it, the corporation says while personal posts are not required to adhere to the corporation's editorial polices, two areas — impartiality and independence and integrity — should not be compromised.