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Death of the death knock?

A Press Council ruling could set a precedent for journalists contacting grieving families.

Chelsea Armitage
Thu, 25 Feb 2016

When someone’s death is in the public eye, how many times does their family have to decline speaking to journalists before their privacy is invaded?

Twice, according to a recent ruling against a Christchurch newspaper; 16 times, according to some editors.

The Press Council this week upheld a

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Chelsea Armitage
Thu, 25 Feb 2016
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