16 Apr 2019

Media freedom, Assange & regional cyber attacks

From Nine To Noon, 11:44 am on 16 April 2019

Media commentator Gavin Ellis says the arrest of Julian Assange is not an assault on media freedom if he faces hacking or rape charges. Also, an unprecedented privilege: The NZ Herald gave over its editorial column to the man who has anonymously written editorial for 30 years so he could announce his retirement, and allowed John Roughan to put his name to it. And, a cyber attack on a small regional newspaper company is a warning to New Zealand's media. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz