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Monday, October 29, 2007

When Herald Editorials make sense, you know things are wrong.


Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
When Herald Editorials make sense, you know things are wrong.
Very good editorial in the Herald today, demanding to know why media have been banned from Court rooms covering the ‘Terror’ raids. The principle of open justice that the Herald makes is a very strong one, Journalists are our eyes and ears and they keep watch over the process so that the rest of us can have faith in that process. So far there are some Journalists who HAVE seen the allegations against the Urewera 17, but they are under suppression orders by the Courts, what happened in Rotorua however is that the Courts were cleared so that no one from the media witnessed what happened, this is the sort of thing that happens in other peoples countries, not ours. The scale and scope of this $8million surveillance operation is almost unprecedented and the allegations serious, hiding the process and banning media however does nothing for Justice and only gives those who claim this is a set up ammunition. We have nothing to fear from the truth, the Journalists who have seen the allegations are suppressed, we can deal with sensitive details within the current system – banning media from independently witnessing that process is not the way we defend freedom.

3 Comments:

At 29/10/07 7:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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PROFESSOR JOHN HATTIE

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A REAL "TERRORIST"!

 
At 29/10/07 7:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNOWLEDGEWAVE.ORG.NZ...IDENTIFYING LEADERSHIP 2003..."TOP HALF OF THE OECD ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF ECONOMIC AND KEY SOCIAL MEASURES BY 2010"...NZ'S RATES OF YOUTH SUICIDE, JUVENILE CRIME AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE REMAIN TOO HIGH BY DEVELOPED WORLD STANDARDS...TOO HIGH A PRPORTION OF "OUR" YOUTH IS EMERGING FROM EDUCATION WITHOUT QUALIFICATIONS...(BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING TOO MUCH MONEY OFF OF FOREIGNERS) THIS PROPORTION (WAIT FOR THE STEREOTYPICAL RACIST RESEARCH) IS "STRONGLY CORRELATED" BY SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND EVEN MORE STRONGLY BY "ETHNICITY" (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A LOCAL KIWI AND BEING SQUEEZED OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY) AS PROFESSOR HATTIE WILL GRAPHICALLY DEMONSTRATE IN HIS PRESENTATION...(SEE NEXT POST)!

 
At 30/10/07 5:09 am, Anonymous Matt said...

On the other hand, perhaps it's better that inflammatory accusations be kept from the potential pool of jurors who may otherwise become biased either for or against the accused. I certainly think it's important that these proceedings be reported on, but not at the cost of tainting any potential trial. Indeed, if a trial of Maori activists on terrorism charges is seen to be anything but fair and just it'll most likely set back race relations in NZ for a generation. This is much more important than whether the Herald sells a few more newspapers.

 

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