PRIVATE BIN: ACP confirms blogger’s leak; rival fires blogger

ACP has confirmed the leak that it was shuttering online outlets Runway Reporter, Metrolive and Your Home & Garden – and leaker Isaac Hindin Miller has been fired.

ACP CEO Paul Dykzeul had argued the claim of closures was “defamatory and incorrect” only two days before confirming them and making eight to ten staff redundant, at the same time as moving Cleo and Taste’s websites to JV partner MSN for outsourcing.

Mr Hindin Miller was working as a market editor for AGM-owned Urbis magazine, and was dismissed with zero benefits and marched to the door by publisher Parul Sheopuri - who has previously worked as a magazine manager at ACP Media.

Mr Hindin Miller was scheduled to have a redundancy consultation only hours before he was fired, leading some to speculate that Mr Dykzeul’s temper combined with a connection to Parul Sheopuri to lead to Mr Hindin Miller’s demise, reports blogger Frockwriter.

Frockwriter contacted Ms Sheopuri, who said Mr Hindin Miller's contractual arrangement with the company came to an end because he "posted comments about a competitor of AGM, during business hours".

AGM had been well aware of Mr Hindin Miller’s blog for many months beforehand however, asserts Frockwriter.

Clearly Mr Miller’s blog was not incorrect – although it may still have been defamatory - so the case shapes up as an interesting test of NZ media law...

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