2 Apr 2019

Words, hate speech laws, & editorial judgement

From Nine To Noon, 11:46 am on 2 April 2019

Words mean everything in hate speech laws and Media commentator Gavin Ellis says we're not very good at finding the right ones, claiming Andrew Little's review is well-meaning but fraught with dangers. Also, Stuff's changes to its comments rules highlights a wider social evil - a lack of accountability for what we say. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz