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Proposed overhaul: Social media giants could face fines for failing to take down illegal content

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could face $200,000 fines for failing to take down “objectionable” content in a major proposal for dealing with digital harm in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch. A civil fine is one aspect of a new bill, introduced today by Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, that would… Continue reading Proposed overhaul: Social media giants could face fines for failing to take down illegal content

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Prince William video calls Muslim community

The Duke of Cambridge has told the Christchurch Muslim community that they responded to last year’s terror attacks with the utmost grace and dignity. Last night Prince William joined a video call with members of the community whom he met when he visited New Zealand last year in the wake of the attacks on two… Continue reading Prince William video calls Muslim community

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Christchurch mosque shootings National Recruitment Service cancelled

Events around the country marking the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks has been cancelled amid safety fears over Covid-19. They include the Christchurch National Remembrance Service and events in Auckland and Wellington. Government representative Megan Woods said a major factor in the Christchurch event cancellation was because it was unticketed which would have… Continue reading Christchurch mosque shootings National Recruitment Service cancelled

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‘Please don’t hate us’ – they want more!!!

Temel Atacocugu was shot nine times on 15 March last year. “Please don’t hate us, because we are innocent people and we just want a good life … New Zealand is our house too.” That is his message to New Zealand in his latest interview with RNZ, as the country prepares to mark one year… Continue reading ‘Please don’t hate us’ – they want more!!!

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Christchurch attack: Muslim leader calls for proper compensation of victims

Does this mean Muslims will compensate those they have terrorised around the world? Will the Canterbury Muslim Association compensate the families of their drone strike recruits?   A Christchurch Muslim leader says the government needs to properly compensate those who have been unable to return to their old jobs following the mosque attacks. About 48… Continue reading Christchurch attack: Muslim leader calls for proper compensation of victims

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Christchurch attacks anniversary: Police patrols being beefed up

Christchurch residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the lead-up to the first anniversary of the terror attacks. Armed police stand guard as Memorial Park Cemetery is prepared for the burial of victims of the Christchurch mass shooting last year. Photo: RNZ / Matthew Theunissen The increase comes as the police trial… Continue reading Christchurch attacks anniversary: Police patrols being beefed up