4 Nov 2019

Grace Millane: Could overseas media name the murder-accused?

From Morning Report, 8:09 am on 4 November 2019

Despite pleas from the Justice Minister for international media to abide by name suppression laws on a high-profile murder case - there's no guarantee they will.

Earlier this year British backpacker Grace Millane was found dead in Auckland - and the man accused of her murder will appear in court on Monday.

He has name suppression in New Zealand but suppression law doesn't apply outside our borders and earlier in 2019 international media repeatedly named the man.

Media Law expert Ursula Cheer speaks to Susie Ferguson.