26 Apr 2023

21 Anusha Bradley | A Breach of Privacy

From re_covering, 5:00 am on 26 April 2023
Reverend Frank Ritchie interviewing journalist Anusha Bradley

The RNZ Photo: Stephanie Soh Lavemaau

When Anusha Bradley first reported on ACC staff’s mishandling of a couple’s sensitive case details, she had no idea she was about to be inundated with story after story about the Crown agency’s failures.

Anusha’s dogged and award-winning reporting exposed a lax approach to privacy and other systemic issues, prompting a review into how ACC handles private information and major law reforms for women who suffer birth injuries.

In this kōrero with broadcaster and media chaplain Rev Frank Ritchie, Anusha talks about the burden of carrying people’s stories, her experience holding ACC to account, and why she’s feeling buoyant about the future of journalism.


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