Media watch

10 May 2019


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

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  1. Seems like self destruction of his career, unless he somehow thought he was above contractual obligations.

    • NOEL

       /  10th May 2019

      Foot dragging is appropriate. Been nearly a year since the recommendations for changes to the Veterans Support Act and veterans are no wiser as to which recommendations the Col accepted nor when they will be applied.

  2. Gezza

     /  10th May 2019

    Pope Francis has issued a groundbreaking [Church] law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.

    The new church law provides whistle-blower protections for anyone making a report and requires all dioceses around the world to have a system in place to receive the claims confidentially. And it outlines procedures for conducting preliminary investigations when the accused is a bishop, cardinal or religious superior.

    The law makes the world’s 415,000 Catholic priests and 660,000 religious sisters mandated reporters. That means they are required to inform church authorities when they learn or have “well-founded motives to believe” that a cleric or sister has engaged in sexual abuse of a minor, sexual misconduct with an adult, possession of child exploitation images – or that a superior has covered up any of those crimes.

    The law doesn’t require them to report to police. The Vatican has long argued that doing so could endanger the church in places where Catholics are a persecuted minority. But it does for the first time put into universal church law that they must obey civil reporting requirements where they live, and that their obligation to report to the church in no way interferes with that.

  3. Corky

     /  10th May 2019

    Paddy Gower is to present a special report on Three News@6pm Sunday about his terrifying descent into the world of White Supremacists in NZ.. at least I think that’s what’s implied.

    Gower is still suffering from the beat he took from Southern and her sidekick Stefan Molyneux .He needs to get over that.

    This journalist has a more measured view:

    That said, I’m not going to prejudge what Gower is going to expose. It may be a decent piece of journalism. Who knows?


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