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The news media meets ‘new media’: rights, responsibilities and regulation in the digital age
About the Law Commission
Call for submissions
Summary and preliminary proposals
Our Terms of Reference
Part 1: Who are the “news media” and how should they be regulated?
Part 2: Speech harms: the adequacy of the current legal sanctions and remedies
Chapter 1 - The context of our review
The world wide web
Web 2.0 and the News Media
PART 1: Who are the “news media” and how should they be regulated?
Chapter 2 - Online media in New Zealand
The 'news' publishing spectrum
Moderation & control online
Chapter 3 - The news media's special legal status
Chapter 4 - What distinguishes the news media and why it matters
The evolution and the role of the news media
Where to draw the line?
Applying the tests in the New Zealand context
Chapter 5 - Regulating news media: strengths and weaknesses of the current approaches
Strengths and weaknesses of the two models
Convergence: the elephant in the room
Chapter 6 - Regulation of the media – a new regulator
A new regulator?
The requirements of effective media regulation
The issue of jurisdiction
Should there be a statute?
PART 2: Speech harms: the adequacy of the current legal sanctions and remedies
Chapter 7 - Free speech abuses: quantifying the harms and assessing the remedies
Limitations of the law
Chapter 8 - Free speech abuses: options for reform
Reforming the law
A lower level Tribunal?
LC-IP27-ALL.pdf (PDF, 2 MB)
LC-IP27-Summary.pdf (PDF, 1 MB)
LC-IP27.epub (EPUB, 612 KB)
Speech harms: The adequacy of the current legal sanctions and remedies