#NoName: Conduct Responsible Journalism on the Christchurch Terrorist Attack

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We, the undersigned, urge the media to refrain from using the accused’s name and detailed ideology in reporting of the Christchurch Terrorist Attacks and establish responsible guidelines for reporting on any future Terrorist Attacks.


During the case of the 2011 Norway terrorist attack, the gunman’s hateful ideology was on display in the courtroom and shared globally by the media. He was allegedly named as inspiration along with others on weapons used in the March 15 attack in Christchurch.

By signing this petition you are standing with us in urging the global media, including social media providers, to consider following in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s lead by ceasing to name the defendant in all reporting.

We also ask that media outlets and individual journalists exercise restraint and responsibility when reporting these events - this may include refraining from eulogizing or sharing the perpetrator’s hateful ideology and actions via screenshots of footage or in written or spoken statements.

Removing the accused’s name from the rhetoric around this abhorrent attack is the least we can do for the victims of the attack.

"That is why you will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless."

"Speak the name of those who were lost, rather than of the man who took them."Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

This petition was established by a group of non-political New Zealanders.

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