19 Mar 2019

Duty of care for media covering Christchurch massacre

From Nine To Noon, 11:44 am on 19 March 2019

Media commentator Gavin Ellis looks behind the coverage of last Friday's horrific shootings, with media executives putting in place counselling services for journalists who may suffer post traumatic stress disorder. What is their duty of care in these circumstances?. Also, once again, pverseas media felt immune to the restraints on New Zealand outlets after the gunman was arrested. And that foreign coverage was there for New Zealanders to see online. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz