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Media Release: Harmful Digital Communications Act deployed against free speech

MEDIA RELEASE Harmful Digital Communications Act deployed against free speech 12 September 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A challenge to suppress media organisations suggests the Harmful Communications Act may need to be scrapped, says the Free Speech Coalition. Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says, “Sir Ray Avery’s use of cyberbullying laws to attempt...

Media Release: Free Speech Coalition condemns National's call to bar Manning

MEDIA RELEASE Free Speech Coalition condemns National's call to bar Manning 28 August 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The political whims of the  National Party must not curtail our right to engage in the most relevant topics of our age says the Free Speech Coalition which is calling on the...

Media Release: Local Government Codes of Conduct Must Not Suppress Free Speech

MEDIA RELEASE Local Government Codes of Conduct must not suppress free speech   20 August 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Codes of Conduct drawn up by local government authorities must not encroach upon the rights of elected councillors to speak freely about the behaviour of their own council, its councillors...

FSC plans legal action against Massey University

The Free Speech Coalition is planning to take legal action against Massey University's Vice Chancellor, Jan Thomas, on her decision to cancel an event hosted by Massey's Manawatu Politics Society featuring Dr Don Brash. The Vice Chancellor claimed that the reason for cancelling the event was due to "security concerns"...

Our full page ads in today's Herald on Sunday

Thanks to the kind support of members of the public who agree that standing up for freedom of speech is important, we have been able to afford a full page call to aciton published in today's Herald on Sunday. The public letter has the endorsement from a dozen respected New Zealanders...

Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC

MEDIA RELEASEFree Speech Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey University Vice-Chancellor 9 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Free Speech Coalition has resolved that, contingent on raising sufficient funds, it will be issuing legal proceedings against the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University. Free Speech Coalition member Melissa Derby says, “Massey...