Category: Media Releases

Stuff: PM Jacinda Ardern’s ‘Christchurch Call’ falls short of the scale of terror online

The “Christchurch Call” launched by Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron falls short of dealing with the scale of hatred online, new social media research says. The call to action seeks a global agreement to attempt to stop platforms like Facebook being used to promote terrorism. But content moderation alone won’t be enough, researchers behind the Digital Threats to Democracy report have

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Media release: Human Rights Foundation calls for review of Family Court processes for protecting children and women

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for a review, involving all parties, of the Family Court processes for protecting children and women. HRF Chair Peter Hosking says today’s Newsroom report is another wake-up call for the authorities. “HRF lawyers practicing in the Family Court report similar incidents”, he says. “The Family Court has failed to

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Media Release: Major Concerns with GCSB Amendment Bill

The Human Rights Foundation has told the Intelligence and Security Committee that it has major concerns regarding aspects of the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. Under the bill the GCSB will be entitled to keep under surveillance NZ citizens and permanent residents in certain circumstances that are not permitted at

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Media release: Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill

The Human Rights Foundation has told the Government Administration Select Committee that it supports the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill.  For the HRF, Geraldine Whiteford told the Select Committee that enacting the Bill will promote the health and well being of working mothers and their babies, enhance the rights

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