Search and Surveillance Bill undermines journalists’ rights, says IFJ
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In this October 2012 file photo, literature from New Zealand is featured at the Frankfurt, Germany book faireparations for the upcoming book fair in Frankfurt, October 9, 2012, REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Ted Dawe’s young adult novel “Into the River” has fallen foul of the Christian lobby group Family First, which pressured the New Zealand Film and Literature Board of Review into putting an interim restriction on the book.

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

From private disagreements to a viral video of police brutality, a whistleblower’s leak or a heartfelt political call to arms: if the full spectrum of human expression happens to be expressed online, the HDC Act applies.

The Waihopai Station is a secure communication facility run by New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau, "Waihopai 1" by Schutz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Ten Pacific countries are listed in media reports as being targets of spying by New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau, which gives the NSA full access – and control – over the data.