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PM to Submit to UN Control of Media and Free Speech

28 November 2018

In signing the UN’s global Compact for Migration on Dec 10 this year, the PM will agree to restrict and control the media, and cede sovereignty to the UN.

Paragraph 33(c) starts with the generic encouragement to “promote independent, objective and quality reporting of media outlets” and finishes with “in full respect for the freedom of the media,” which all sounds lovely.

It is in the middle section, however, where we find the insidious commitment to UN control of media. In this section, signatories will engage in “sensitizing and educating media professionals,” as well as “stopping allocation of public funding or material support to media outlets.”\

“sensitizing and educating media professionals,”
“stopping allocation of public funding or material support to media outlets.”

New Conservative was the first to stand staunchly against the increasing restrictions on free speech, and we stand staunchly opposed to the entire pact, designed to enforce migration, with the added addendum of ceding sovereignty to the UN.

It is not the state's role, or the UN's role, to control, coerce, ‘sensitise’ and manipulate the media. It is the media’s role to monitor and challenge the government, and they cannot do that when the government is committed to restricting their funding if they do not agree with the government’s education in relation to migrant related issues and terminology. Any criticism of migration (read criticism of refugee policies) by the media or anyone will be deemed Hate Speech.

This is far from the only part of the Global Compact for Migration that is antithetical to our sovereignty. The document clearly indicates the UN’s desire for unquestioned obedience to its current ideologies, and New Conservative wants to reiterate its belief in the independent sovereignty of our Nation.

“New Zealand must retain the right to decide who comes to this sovereign nation, based on our own needs and our own compassion, and the right to question the government’s decisions. We do not recognise UN authority over our great nation,” says Party Leader, Leighton Baker.

“We therefore demand that the Prime Minister respect our sovereignty and join the increasing number of countries which have decided not to sign this Compact.”

ENDS

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