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Viewing entries tagged with 'news media'

Sir Bruce Houlton Slane Charles Mabbett
8 January 2017

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Sir Bruce Houlton Slane KNZM, CBE, LLB practiced law in New Zealand for almost 50 years, including 11 years as the country’s first Privacy Commissioner.

Coming to a place near you Charles Mabbett
7 March 2016

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We make regular visits to the regions to meet people, discuss our work and find out how we can help. It is part of our public affairs and education outreach programme.

Press Council upholds grieving family's privacy complaint Charles Mabbett
2 March 2016

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The New Zealand Press Council has sent a timely reminder to the news media to check how they use photos taken from social media in news stories.

Cleaning muddy slates in an online world John Edwards
23 February 2016

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Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne said today that he wanted the Clean Slate Act reviewed to make sure it was working properly.

When is a journalist not a journalist? John Edwards
22 December 2015

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Last week’s decision of Clifford J in the Wellington High Court found that in the context of the Evidence Act, Nicky Hager was a journalist in relation to the publication of Dirty Politics, and was therefore entitled to assert privilege under s.68 of the Evidence Act 2006. 

Aufgrund des Datenschutzgesetzes John Edwards
30 March 2015


The rush to judgment in the Germanwings air crash tragedy is unseemly and precipitous, but entirely predictable and understandable.

News media, new media, who’s media? Daimhin Warner
8 December 2014

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We’ve been grappling with a difficult question recently, and one that’s featured in New Zealand’s courts too. What is and isn’t news media and when should the Privacy Act apply?