Sensible compromise on Christchurch Call

Stuff reports:

New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and French President Emmanuel Macron have announced a new non-governmental organisation, the Christchurch Call Foundation, to coordinate the Christchurch Call’s work to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.  

Jacinda Ardern will remain part of the initiative, as Patron of the Call.

New Zealand taxpayer funding for the Christchurch Call will end on June 30, as support functions transfer to the new Secretariat, funded by the new Foundation. The new Secretariat will be up and running under the Foundation from July 1. 

The Christchurch Call Foundation has already attracted pledges from members of the Call Community and philanthropic donors.

This looks to be a very good compromise.

  1. The Call is no longer taxpayer funded
  2. Ardern is Patron, but no longer represents the NZ Government on it
  3. The Call can continue, but will have to prove value to donors

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