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Live coverage - The new anti satire anti free speech rules begin Live coverage - The new anti satire anti free speech rules begin CREDIT: Infonews Editor

2pm start to live parliament

Tuesday 17 July 2007, 1:16PM
By Infonews Editor
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WELLINGTON

Live screening of Parliament begins at 2pm today.

The coverage marks new rules regarding what can be done with footage shot in parliament and the most talked about issue in the media has been the Anti-Satire rules.

www.parliament.nz lays the threat of repercutions for breaching rules out in the Terms and conditions.

"Breach of these conditions may result in a loss of access to coverage, and may be treated as a contempt of the House of Representatives and proceeded against accordingly."

Several leading New Zealand news agencies have publicly opposed the new rules and it is expected media will push the limits of the rules regularly during the next few months.


check out the live feed here
http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Visiting/LiveBroadcast/

The build up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4CZcoRDJb0