Wed 16 Oct 2019 AT 12:00 pm , Wellington

The Christchurch Call - regulatory implications for the Public Service

In light of the horrific events of March 15 in Christchurch, Peter Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies Programme, Victoria University of Wellington will give an enlightening picture of the key social media platforms, the challenge this presents to public service policy makers and explore options for responding particularly from a regulatory point of view.

About Peter:

Peter Thompson is a senior lecturer in the media studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington, where he teaches the only postgraduate course in Media Policy in New Zealand. He has published extensively on media issues in New Zealand, particularly public broadcasting institutions and funding arrangements. He is chair of the Better Public Media Trust which advocates for policies and funding to support public interest media and also co-editor of the Political Economy of Communication journal.