26 Apr 2019

MP's approach to free speech 'novel' - Stephen Franks

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 26 April 2019

The Labour MP Louisa Wall is calling for greater controls on the media. While praising Jacinda Ardern for working globally to try to stop extemists using social media to organise and promote terrorism, Ms Wall wants the media to be "formally recognized as part of a political system". In a Facebook post the MP for Manurewa has written: "...this would impose a Duty of Care on The Media - requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others." Louisa Wall is in Perth and unavailable to be interviewed. But in the Wellington studio we have Free Speech Coalition spokesperson and constitutional lawyer Stephen Franks