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WFA urges brands to hold platforms to account

Friday 29 March, 2019

The World Federation of Advertisers is standing alongside its member association and colleagues at the Association of New Zealand Advertisers, which has issued a call asking for members to think carefully about where they place advertising and challenging social media platform owners, in light of recent failures, to block dangerous and hateful content.

Viewpoints on reporting terrorism as siege ends

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Protecting life and not falling into the terrorist media agenda are two things to think about when reporting terrorism, says radioinfo’s Steve Ahern.

Over the past five years, Ahern’s company AMT Pty Ltd has developed guidelines for media organisations and governments in various countries to help understand and report terrorism.

With the siege over and the identity of the deceased gunman now revealed, where will coverage go in coming days and will it prompt stations to revise their thinking on terrorism coverage?  

Newest anti-terrorism laws introduced into Parliament

Thursday 30 October, 2014

The newest in a string of anti-terroism laws targeted at telecommunications has been introduced today, continuing to have freedom implications for journalists.

The Government has introduced the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, as the next step in giving law enforcement and security agencies the tools they need to keep Australia safe, but the downside may be that they are used, in conjunction with other terror laws, to monitor or hamper journalists in their investigative work.

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