Friday, June 13, 2014

Something to be ashamed of

New Zealand has dropped one place in the Reporters Without Borders World press Freedom Index.The reason? Spying:

In New Zealand, the interception of reporter Jon Stephenson’s metadata by the military, which thought his articles were overly critical, and the release of journalist Andrea Vance’s phone records to a leak investigation is indicative of growing government mistrust of the media and their watchdog role.

And these are just the cases we know about.

National erodes freedom of the press. Remember that when you vote in September.