it would seem like Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge can’t make up their mind why they censored Leanne Mohamad
a/ Julie Holness says Leanne Mohamad violated two fundamental rules
“-the speech must have a positive and uplifting message – in fact this is one of the core terms of the agreement with the Jack Petchey Foundation.
“- a speaker should never inflame or offend the audience or insult others and this, by definition, means that propaganda is ruled out absolutely from the outset.”
b/ then on Thalwen’s rants and stuffs
UPDATE: The Speakers Trust has released a statement contradicting the statements made by CEO Julie Holness in her letter. They claim she was not disqualified, but that only 15 out of 29 go on to the final. However, the statement does not address Julie Holness’ awful statements nor does it condemn them. Until they do so, their decision to not pick her for the final remains suspect and their site still has scrubbed all references to Mohamad’s win.
so what is it ? Leanne Mohamad broke the rules or did not quailifed?
it’s becoming apparent that Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge have seriously mess up here and are trying to cover their tracks.
ps: the link that Thalwen provided for the The Speakers Trust statement can no longer be found on their site. no surprises there.