28 Nov 2017

Media commentator Gavin Ellis

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 28 November 2017

Gavin looks at a new Australian Press Council decision has prompted media to ask why it is permissible to publish pictures of people being pulled from the rubble in a foreign earthquake but not to publish domestic pictures of survivors being pulled from fatal road crashes. Is "close-to-home" a valid reason for double standards? He also delves into the BSA's annual report which reveals it dealt with the lowest number of complaints in five years. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz