NZ Medical Association: Democracy itself would be harmed

Again a National organisation has serious concerns over the EFB. This time the NZ Medical Association.

[quote]The proposed definition of "advertisement" is so wide (and the exceptions are so limited) that in its present forrn the Bill would seem to prevent NZMA from making media statements or putting anything on its website that relates to a position taken by
one or more parties or candidates. This goes well beyond the intent of the Bill and unreasonably stifles the right of the public to freedom of expression.

Such restrictions would place intolerable constraints on our organisation, to the point where our entire raison d'etre could be threatened. We also feel that democracy itself would be harmed if legitimate objective debate is stifled by this draft bill.[/quote]

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.