New guidelines on terrorism: I hope we will not need them

TUESDAY COMMENTARY

Last week the Broadcasting Standards Authority released guidance to broadcasters which, I sincerely hope, gathers digital dust in an unopened computer folder.

The world will be a better place if no New Zealand broadcaster has to ever access the file to ensure local coverage is in line with the detailed guidelines it contains.

The guidelines are not faulty. Nor is the BSA operating outside its remit. The reasonĀ  I hope they are never needed is because they cover acts of terrorism and violent extremism. Continue reading “New guidelines on terrorism: I hope we will not need them”