Name change: Knightly Views

UPDATED: White Knight News has become Knightly Views. Nothing changes but the name – a move made necessary by unfortunate associations. The old URL will still bring you to the site but please amend saved links to www.knightlyviews.com

Knightlyviews.com  emphatically has no connection with any white supremacist organisation and utterly rejects any the doctrines of hate to which they adhere. The knight image envisaged here is a chivalrous champion and one prepared to ride to the rescue of (in this context) journalism and the principles for which it stands.

The current image depicts a knight slaying a dragon. The previous knightly image on the banner was the white knight from the Lewis chess pieces, carved from walrus ivory in the late 12th or early 13th century (probably in Trondheim, Norway).  Such a shame that his good name has been sullied by bigots.

A victim of white supremacists

I have always despised white supremacists and now it’s personal.

Their misappropriation of symbols and language has hit me right in the website.

When I started whiteknightnews.com I drew on the subtitle of a book I had written about alternatives to traditional media ownership as ways of sustaining journalism. That book was called Trust Ownership and the Future of News: Media moguls and white knights. I don’t need to tell you about the media moguls, but the white knights were the people who were prepared to ride to the rescue of journalism. Continue reading “A victim of white supremacists”

Crackdown on ‘mosque shooter’ videos

TUESDAY COMMENTARY

No reasonable person who had to endure even part of the Christchurch mosque shooter’s livestream video could object to a law designed to stop that sort of perversion.

The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill is intended to do just that. It would make the livestreaming of objectionable content a criminal offence with a potential sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment. It would also impose heavy fines on the owners of platforms that delay or ignore takedown orders. Continue reading “Crackdown on ‘mosque shooter’ videos”