Radio NZ: Human Rights Foundation calls for open inquiry into shootings

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for an open and transparent inquiry into last Friday’s attacks. The letter to the Attorney General signed by foundation chairperson Peter Hosking said they had persistently raised concerns with government agencies about increasing Islamophobia in New Zealand and internationally. “And raising concerns about intrusion into the civil liberties and

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Radio NZ: SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims’ rights: It’s ‘unethical, misleading’, says critic

The Human Rights Foundation has released research to RNZ it says backs up its demands for an open and transparent inquiry into the security agencies and the terror attacks. The research shows the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) used informal chats and offers of payment to young men, who were not advised of their

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And you think maybe this is not home: NZ Muslim Community experiences with New Zealand Authorities

In 2016 and 2017, the Human Rights Foundation worked with the Muslim community in New Zealand. Our work aimed to to facilitate effective dialogue between the Muslim community and relevant authorities, related particularly to the sharing of internet and social media content. An informal pilot survey identified various needs and concerns of the community about

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Radio NZ: No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 years of GCSB and SIS public docs

Analysis – There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. The government will hold a high-level inquiryinto whether security agencies ignored warning signs, or put too much focus on the threat of Islamic

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NZ Herald: Christchurch mosque shooting: Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

A group of Muslim women gathered together at Starship Hospital on Sunday to support the mother there of four-year-old girl Alin Alsati, who had been shot three times in the Christchurch terror attack. As they waited for the girl to under go surgery, the conversation turned to the everyday abuse, both verbal and physical, the

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Werewolf: Gordon Campbell on why the government shouldn’t run the Christchurch massacre inquiry

So far, so good. At Cabinet yesterday, the promised changes to our gun laws cleared their first hurdle. According to PM Jacinda Ardern, Cabinet agreed collectively “in principle” on a set of proposals to change New Zealand’s gun laws. Those proposals will be publicly announced before Cabinet meets again next Monday. Some details remain to

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Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

The Human Rights Foundation has joined together with members of Aotearoa’s Muslim community to create a website where the Muslim community can share and record Islamophobia – the abuse they face in their daily lives: http://www.reportislamophobia.nz Created in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack on the Muslim community, this website is a place to share and

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