24 Jul 2018

Offensive words, racial and cultural slurs

From Nine To Noon, 11:46 am on 24 July 2018

Media commentator Gavin Ellis looks at the words that offend us. The Broadcasting Standard Authority's 2018 survey has added racial and cultural slurs but we continue to be most offended by the same five words that topped the list five years ago. Also NZ Herald cartoonist Rod Emmerson's work features strongly in the twittersphere, and on French and German television. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz