1 Apr 2019

Christchurch shootings and media court reporting

From Nine To Noon, 9:38 am on 1 April 2019
Armed police at a cordon in Christchurch.

Armed police at a cordon in Christchurch. Photo: RNZ/Dan Cook

What are the rules covering media reporting for the court case of the accused in the Christchurch mosque killings? The judiciary has just published a summary of rules for media coverage of New Zealand Senior Courts, on the NZ Courts website. There are expected to be significant challenges for both the court and the media  -  with unprecedented international interest and concerns around not giving the accused a platform for propaganda.

Kathryn Ryan discusses with barrister Jonathan Krebs who was one of the lawyers who helped overturn Teina Pora's wrongful conviction for the murder of Susan Burdett.