Radio NZ's blunder: the danger of overreaction

Radio NZ's blunder: the danger of overreaction
Kremlin talking points: Vladimir Putin meeting African leaders in St Petersburg last weekend. (Image: Getty)
Peter Bale
Radio New Zealand has rightly been rocked by an ethical crisis over surreptitious edits to mostly news agency reports that slanted stories towards a particular world view on sensitive subjects such as the Ukraine invasion, Israel-Palestine and Taiwan.It is an awful ethical and professional breach of trust and standards by the digital editor concerned, who has been suspended, but some of the reaction has been too florid in its condemnation of the edits and RNZ’s apparent failure to identify the problem earlier.All publishers face this kind...

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