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Sky New Zealand yanks Sky Australia after Christchurch footage sparks outrage

The Verge Saturday, 16 March 2019 ()
Sky New Zealand yanks Sky Australia after Christchurch footage sparks outrageWhen news broke of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that left at least 49 dead Thursday evening, I started watching Twitter. Two surprising themes stood out: people urging their social media followers to protect themselves from accidentally watching an extremely graphic 17-minute video of the attack — and separately, New Zealand and Australian locals condemning local channel Sky News Australia from intentionally sharing parts of that same footage with their viewers.

"“We stand in support of our fellow New Zealanders”"

Now, broadcaster Sky New Zealand has taken the drastic step of removing Sky News Australia from the airwaves. “We stand in support of our fellow New Zealanders and have made the decision to remove Sky News...
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