18 Sep 2018

Poorly drafted cyber-bullying legislation

From Nine To Noon, 11:43 am on 18 September 2018
Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Harmful Digital Communications Bill Photo: supplied

Media commentator Gavin Ellis says the legislation against cyber-bullying was so poorly drafted that Sir Ray Avery's use of the Harmful Digital Communications Act to stifle Newsroom's investigation of his charitable work was an accident waiting to happen, and the loophole must be closed. 

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz