Children’s Minister Tracey Martin wants online pornography to be regulated

first_imgNZ Herald 10 August 2018Family First Comment: This is exactly what an expert panel on the harms of pornography would investigate. (But we’re still waiting on the politicians to respond !)www.PornInquiry.nzNew Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in bringing in age restrictions for online pornography and blocking websites which refuse to comply.Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, who also holds the children’s portfolio, says young people are being “bombarded” by internet pornography and she wants censorship laws to be strengthened.“This is a really, really big issue to New Zealand and we are going to have a serious conversation about it,” she told the Herald.“And I hope to make sure we have this conversation in this term of Government.”Martin supports the approach of the United Kingdom, which has ambitious – and controversial – plans to introduce mandatory age verification for pornographic websites later this year.She made the comments after the Chief Censor began a major piece of research on New Zealand teenagers’ online pornography habits. Expected to be completed in December, the research will be used to inform Government policy, including possible regulation.READ MORE: read more

Benzema insists he has support of France boss Deschamps despite sextape scandal

first_imgKarim Benzema insists he is “not afraid” of missing out on Euro 2016 despite being embroiled in the ongoing blackmail case involving fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena.Real Madrid striker Benzema was interviewed by police in France on November 5 about an alleged attempt to extort money over a sex tape reportedly showing Valbuena and his partner.Benzema has denied playing a blackmail ‘game’, and his lawyers have insisted he has committed no wrongdoing.In an interview with broadcaster TF1, aired on Sunday morning, the 27-year-old said he retains the support of France boss Didier Deschamps and he “dreams of playing” in next summer’s tournament on French soil alongside Valbuena.“It is my wish and that of many people. (Valbuena) is a good player, France needs him, like me,” said Benzema.“I am not afraid (of not playing in the Euros). I got a message when (Deschamps) gave the selection. He is behind me, supporting me.” Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema 1last_img read more