22 Mar 2019

The Panel with Morgan Godrey and Katie Pickles (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 22 March 2019

It's been a tough week for those in the front line of tragedy. The ambulance drivers, medical staff, the Police, and the counsellors. Cait McMahon is the founding managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific based in Australia which looks at the reporting of trauma and the effects these horrific events has on journalists. It's been wall-to-wall news coverage from all of New Zealand's media outlets and the terrorist attack has featured highly all week overseas as well.How did the mainstream media fare? Sandeep Singh of the Indian Weekender analyzes the coverage and tells us what the major outlets possibly missed. There's a call for people to log-out of Facebook accounts this weekend for 50 hours, one hour for each of the victims who lost their lives in the Christchurch mosque attacks. As we know the horrendous killing was live streamed from Facebook and shared more than 1.5 million times around the world. The idea of the black-out is to impact the social media giant's revenue streams, prompting them to do more to prevent atrocities like this from being shared in the future. Whitcoulls appears to have stopped selling the book by controversal Canadian Jordan Peterson,12 rules for life. Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology and is often linked to the alt-right movement, although he denies he is a part of it. He has become a lightning rod for many disaffected, young men around the world. His pulling his book off the shelves too much of a knee-jerk reaction?