Freedom without discipline is perilous

Contrary to popular belief, journalism is not a profession that grants unlimited liberty to reporters and editors; in fact, it keeps them vulnerable to public criticism, sanction and at times liable for legal prosecution. Good journalists rarely transcend legitimate limits of propriety and decency, not just to avoid pitfalls but also to remain credible. Journalists, who are products of universities…

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Another honour for an Indian

Notwithstanding the scurrilous remarks of a television host in recent times, the fact that the country recognises talent and seeks the advice of experts was demonstrated again last fortnight. Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson announced the appointment of East Tamaki Health Care Director Ranjna Patel to the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) on October 8. New Zealand…

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