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Viewing entries tagged with 'news media'

BSA says media use of Facebook photos breached victims’ privacy Joanna Hayward
1 May 2017

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The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has ruled that TVNZ breached privacy standards in reporting on a fatal bus crash in 2016. The bus was carrying students and teachers from a Tongan school band who were visiting New Zealand to fundraise for their school.

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. 

When online news media goes too far John Edwards
1 September 2015

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Like many I woke last Thursday to the horrific news of the live on air execution of a US journalist and her cameraman, and subsequent suicide of their disgruntled former colleague. The killings were captured on digital video and broadcast first by the victims, and then by the shooter, who uploaded his “first person” footage to social media before taking his own life.

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.