16 May 2021

Crown Law takes aim at Newsroom

From Mediawatch, 9:10 am on 16 May 2021

An online investigation that exposed Oranga Tamariki tactics - and prompted five inquiries and significant changes in policy and practice at the agency - is now being investigated by the Police. The publisher has also been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in costs incurred when Crown Law sought an injunction to take part of it offline, raising concerns about media freedom and a chilling effect on journalism exploring the state’s use of its agencies' power over people.