SCOOP - Broadcasters join forces to defend TV reporting: New Zealand's major television news organisations - Television New Zealand, TV3,Bravo! As someone once said, the extent of Nanny's power can be measured by the extent to which people resist her decrees. This is a very welcoming sign.
Maori Television and Sky News NZ – today issued a joint public pledge to defy
parts of Parliament's new rules on TV coverage of Members of Parliament in the
TVNZ, TV3 Maori Television and Sky News said the new
"sessional orders" would lead to a serious erosion of democracy in New Zealand.
As a consequence the news organisations said they would continue to provide TV
coverage of MP's in the chamber and ignore the anti-democratic parts of
Friday, 6 July 2007
Civil disobedience in defence of free speech
Perhaps the most effective way to beat the Nannying bastards back is civil disobedience, a recalcitrant refusal to do Nanny's bidding. This morning there's welcome signs of civil disobedience from an unlikely quarter.