Opinion: Christchurch mosque shootings: They are not us, and it hurts to be props in a Hollywood movie

By Mohamed Hassan, RNZ OPINION: In the months following the Christchurch attacks, some of us in the Muslim community began to feel a sense of unease with the way this shattering day was being broadcast to the world. It was unsettling trying to process and grieve the unimaginable, while watching the world celebrate a New Zealand “success story”, a “heroic”

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Christchurch Call: Tech giants, governments meet in push against extremism online

Tech giants and governments around the world,including the US for the first time, are gathering virtually this week to find better ways to stop extremist violence from spreading online while also respecting freedom of expression. It’s part of a global effort started by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in 2019 known as the Christchurch Call, after

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Brushed under the rug: Top Christchurch boys’ school admits failure in historic handling of sex-abusing teacher

Inappropriate sexual behaviour by a teacher with a “group” of students at an exclusive Christchurch boys’ school was “brushed under the carpet” and not passed on to police. The teacher was dismissed and it later emerged he had earlier sexually abused a number of boys in Australia – and used “unqualified” references to get his job at Christ’s College in

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Christchurch Boys’ High School (CBHS) prank could have had ‘tragic consequences’, headmaster says

An end-of-school-year prank at a top Christchurch secondary school could have had “tragic consequences”, the headmaster says. A group of year 13 students at Christchurch Boys’ High School (CBHS) chased and hurled water balloons and eggs at two year 11 students just before 1pm yesterday. The stunt resulted in one of the boys being chased onto a road outside the

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