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  # 2357962 20-Nov-2019 13:51
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dafman:

 

I hold grave fears for the future of Radio NZ if they are to be mucked into the culture that is TVNZ.

 

 

 

 

It comes down to advertising, and getting clicks. As RNZ is state funded, they don't need to worry about this, so they are actually reporting the proper news, not just what is popular.


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  # 2357964 20-Nov-2019 13:57
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Unfortunately, even the RNZ coverage of this has been excessive in my opinion. This case has received much more publicity than it needed to.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2358019 20-Nov-2019 15:19
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afe66: Also more important because she is a pretty white girl from uk. Media over there really go overboard if white and pretty/cute.

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Seems to be it's NZ media going OTT rather than UK in this case though, checking a few of the major media websites, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph have nothing about this trial on their front-page.

 

Speaking to a friend in the UK (who, incidentally, lives in the same street as Grace's parents) says the coverage is quite light over there and I've pointed her at the RNZ website.





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  # 2358148 20-Nov-2019 18:17
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I saw something in Stuff which said that if they report it, they are obliged to report it accurately and verbatim. If true, that would explain the salacious detail.

I haven't seen the TV news in about 2 years now so can't comment on that specifically.





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  # 2358169 20-Nov-2019 19:22
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If you don't like the entertainment they provide, don't watch it.





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  # 2358227 20-Nov-2019 21:07
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richms:

 

If you don't like the entertainment they provide, don't watch it.

 

 

 

 

the trouble is news is not supposed to be entertainment, and that’s all we’re able to get in this country.





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  # 2358229 20-Nov-2019 21:15
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I believe it is an offence to publicly discuss ongoing criminal trials. 

 

 

 

Up to you people though. Do you feel lucky? 

 

 

 

[edit] just checked, some discussion is allowed by the courts, freedom of expression etc.... several of the above comments do refer more specifically to the case, probably ok, but INAL. 

 

I do have strong opinions about this particular trial , safer to wait until after to discuss. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2358232 20-Nov-2019 21:22
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I believe it is an offence to publicly discuss ongoing criminal trials. 

 

 

 

Up to you people though. Do you feel lucky? 

 

 

 

 

Bollocks.  Court cases in NZ are public unless ordered otherwise.  Having an opinion and discussing it is not a crime.  We aren't China quite yet. 

 

If only there was a control we all had available to us to avoid listening to information we don't wish to hear...?   

 

Media are sensationalist click bait.  True journalism is dead IMO.   





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  # 2358256 20-Nov-2019 21:35
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The news media is there to entertain, not inform.


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  # 2358263 20-Nov-2019 21:42
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DarthKermit:

 

The news media is there to entertain, not inform.

 

 

It's there to attract viewers to watch their customers ad's. Entertaining and divisive content with speculation and things bordering on hyperbole will drive engagement. No different to clickbait youtube thumbnails etc. Stop falling for it and providing them views if you want it to change.

 

Otherwise you are no better than someone that keeps doing things that hurt themselves and then complain about it.





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  # 2358269 20-Nov-2019 21:51
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davidcole: the trouble is news is not supposed to be entertainment, and that’s all we’re able to get in this country.

Imo we are served very well for a country of a few million people.

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  # 2358270 20-Nov-2019 21:53
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Rikkitic:

Unfortunately, even the RNZ coverage of this has been excessive in my opinion. This case has received much more publicity than it needed to.


I usually catch one and sometimes two RNZ news bulletins per day and I actually haven't noticed it in those at all.

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  # 2358273 20-Nov-2019 21:58
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davidcole:

I mostly just found the coverage (I think the reporter is Paul Hobbs) to be a little in the victim blaming side.  Endlessly mentioning how much alcohol ws consumed etc.


I rarely watch FTA TV news. This sounds really bad. Curious to see this if anyone has a link to the story.

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  # 2358274 20-Nov-2019 22:02
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gzt:
davidcole:

 

I mostly just found the coverage (I think the reporter is Paul Hobbs) to be a little in the victim blaming side.  Endlessly mentioning how much alcohol ws consumed etc.

 


I rarely watch FTA TV news. This sounds really bad. Curious to see this if anyone has a link to the story.

 

it was just as the story was being reported for the courts.  It was just a feeling my wife and I got from listening to it.  I’m sure it’s still on the one news site.





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  # 2358276 20-Nov-2019 22:03
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scuwp:

 

Bollocks.  Court cases in NZ are public unless ordered otherwise.  Having an opinion and discussing it is not a crime.  We aren't China quite yet. 

 

If only there was a control we all had available to us to avoid listening to information we don't wish to hear...?   

 

Media are sensationalist click bait.  True journalism is dead IMO.   

 

 

I defer to you, as your aggressive language naturally infers greater knowledge  :)

 

However...

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/284593/Bloggers-on-murder-case-ignore-law

 

The Sunday Star-Times has discovered at least one internet blog on which posters are openly discussing their knowledge of both accused and victim, and events surrounding the death.

 

Rosemary Tobin, an associate professor at the Auckland University Faculty of Law, said many people were not aware of contempt laws, but that was no excuse.

 

"Bloggers should be aware and, if they're responsible, once they've been notified they should [remove the postings]."

 

 

Regardless, even if subjudice exists at all (which you deny), it is hardly comparable to communist china because after the case ends it is open slather!  Communist China prefers to bury facts, forever!

 

 


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