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Mediawatch: TV watchdogs differ on Christchurch gunman’s footage

27/08/2019

Colin Peacock looks at issues around incidents such as the Christchurch Shooting and media coverage

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has sanctioned Sky TV for screening snippets of the gunman’s video of the Christchurch mosque attacks in March. But other broadcasters escaped censure here and in Australia. Mediawatch asks an ethics expert cited by the BSA if it made the right call – and if we need new rules. MORE AT LINK

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