Monday 29 September 2014 2:54pm
On September 12, the Faculty of Law joined with the Departments of Politics and Film, Media and Communication to host a special "webinar" on the theme of Dirty Politics: Media, Politics and Law. The purpose of this event was to address some of the deeper underlying questions raised by Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand's political environment from the perspective of the three participating academic disciplines. It consisted of an initial interview with Mr Hager, followed by three 50 minute discussion panels looking respectively at the media, political and legal issues raised by the book. This discussion was webcast live from the University of Otago's media studio so that a national audience could participate in it.
The event was organised and chaired by the Faculty's Professor Andrew Geddis, with Professor Paul Roth being joined by the University of Canterbury's Professor Ursula Cheer in a discussion of some of the legal issues raised by Mr Hager's work.