This could happen here

Kazakhstan shuts down opposition web sites – New Zealand’s source for World News on

Substitute Kazakhstan with New Zealand and you have a story that could be about us after the Electoral Finance Bill.
[quote]”Are they completely mad? You can’t stamp out freedom!” wrote one blogger. Another major opposition Web site,, was also blocked for users of Kazakhtelekom, the main Internet provider in the Central Asian state.

Abai Sakenov, administrator of, said: “I was notified yesterday of the suspension of the domain. I only found out about it last night.”

The Internet is used mainly by young Kazakhs who are more likely to sympathise with the opposition. Less than a quarter of Kazakhstan’s 15 million people regularly browse the Internet, mainly in the commercial capital Almaty. [/quote]

Yes the same could happen here.

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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