Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Tag Archives: Christchurch massacre

New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

WELLINGTON: Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun ...

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New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opened a two-year window for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the country. The special visa category “recognises the impact of the tragedy on the lives of those most affected, and gives people currently on temporary and resident visas ...

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Global council for tolerance, peace honours people of New Zealand

WELLINGTON: The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, GCTP, has awarded its highest medal of tolerance and peace to the people of New Zealand in recognition of their civilised behaviour, positive attitude and interaction following the terrorist attacks on worshippers in Christchurch last March. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, President ...

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Facebook to tighten live stream access

LONDON: Facebook said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The Christchurch attacks – carried out by a self-avowed white supremacist who opened fire on worshippers at two mosques – claimed 50 lives. Many ...

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New Zealand remembers Christchurch victims

WELLINGTON: Thousands stood in silence in a Christchurch park on Friday as the names of 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out at a national memorial service, with speakers calling for the legacy of the tragedy to be a kinder, more tolerant New Zealand. Dozens of representatives ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda says Facebook curbs not enough

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed Facebook’s move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The social media giant has unveiled tougher guidelines on hate speech for Facebook and Instagram, ruling ...

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