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Another media name suppression beat up

By Steven | December 18, 2010

This article, headed “Porn accused gets name suppression” is in fact about a defendant who was denied permanent name suppression. An interim suppression order is due to lapse, but has been continued pending the defendant’s decision to appeal against the denial of permanent name suppression. (It’s obvious that this has to happen, otherwise the appeal would be worthless.)

I wish the media would get over their obsession with name suppression at least to the extent that they could report facts fairly.

Oh, and while I’m at it: in which part of this story, headed “Kane Williamson wants off the rollercoaster”, does the promising young Black Cap say anything that remotely supports the headline?

Topics: Media ethics, Name suppression | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Another media name suppression beat up”

  1. Suppression myopia | Hakawai Says:
    December 20th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    […] Price over at Media Law Journal draws attention to another case of severe media myopia: Porn accused gets name […]


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