The annual EPMU Press Freedom Debate will be held on Thursday at Wellington’s Backbencher Pub. MPs Winston Peters, Simon Bridges, Annette King and Lianne Dalziel, comedian Pinky Agnew and journalist Patrick Gower will debate whether politicians should be hacked off with hacking journalists. Proceeds go to the Media Solidarity and Safety Fund. Last year, former Labour MP Darren Hughes was in fine form during the debate on whether politics was a dirty business. Soon after he quit amid claims he took a student home after a night out drinking.
Last year’s one was hilarious. Well worth attending.