No reasonable person who had to endure even part of the Christchurch mosque shooter’s livestream video could object to a law designed to stop that sort of perversion.
The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill is intended to do just that. It would make the livestreaming of objectionable content a criminal offence with a potential sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment. It would also impose heavy fines on the owners of platforms that delay or ignore takedown orders. Continue reading “Crackdown on ‘mosque shooter’ videos”→
The management buy-out of Stuff by its chief executive Sinead Boucher is welcome news. It ticks the boxes: New Zealander, broad industry experience, and sound strategic thinking.
Gone are the fears of foreign private equity buyers, languishing under the diffident control of an owner that did not want it, or closure in a macabre rerun of Bauer’s treatment of its New Zealand magazines. Continue reading “Finally, some good media news”→