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”→
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”→
My new book, Complacent Nation, about the erosion of our right to know and the politicising of official information disclosure is published on 12 August. I hope it will lead to broad public debate and demands for more robust processes to protect a basic human right. This is what the publisher’s media release says about the book: