Aug 15th – Let’s talk: online content review
Come have a chat about civil liberties over food/drink at the Southern Cross Bar in Wellington. This week’s topic: online content regulation.
The Department of Internal Affairs has published a proposal to change how New Zealand regulates media content. Out would go the Broadcasting Standards Authority, the Media Council, age ratings for movies, the technology industry online media code, and even possibly the Advertising Standards Authority. In would come a new independent regulator to help industry sectors develop and implement codes of practice to control how they behave. These codes of practice would be mandatory for qualifying organisations, and non-compliance would be backed with the threat of fines.
Join us for an informal chat about internet content regulation and its impact on human rights and civil liberties.
We’ll be sharing a booth at the Southern Cross Bar in Wellington, Tuesday 15th August from 6pm. Just turn up, no need to RSVP.