Laila Harre on the “extent to which [the Government] will control our behaviour”

“Here we are, at the center of global democracy” — Laila Harre

The other side of “citizen journalism”.

Even poor old Russell Brown can’t swallow rats this size.  

There were other problems on the night.

Harre repeatedly gave the crowd the impression that Assange is ensconced in the Ecuadorian embassy because a US prosecutor wants to get at him, rather than because he refuses to return to Sweden for questioning over two alleged sex offences.

Dotcom’s advertisement on the night for Mega’s forthcoming encrypted videoconferencing service sat awkwardly.

The repeated baiting of John Key, however questionable his words and actions have been, distracted from the substance of the evening.

And I’m fairly sure Nicky Hager would have been horrified at Harre ending the event by waving around his Dirty Politics book in what was basically a pitch for votes.

He separates himself assiduously from partisan politics, and yet here he was, being co-opted into a campaign in his absence.


– Hard News, OccupyNZMedia

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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.