Is there anything people can do to ensure our voices are heard wrt opposition on the banning or even age restriction of the book? It seems like there have been articles online either in MSM or blog sites written in opposition to the ban. Is there anything that can be done to ensure these are read by the Board of Review, and anyone else who has a say in changing the decision on the banning and/or classification of the book?
I couldn't find an online petition against the banning of this book. Should there be one or is it not a good way to sway the board of review?
In the AMA Ted Dawe was asked if he'd fight the ban. It doesn't sound like he think he can say anything that will sway the board.
Well, I have to put in a submission to the review committee but I have no confidence that they will reach a different decision because they are entirely the same group that got the book banned, and their positions are more entrenched.
Someone else responded to the reply above that he should submit one anyway, detailing your reasons, as a matter of record and principle. He replied:
I am drafting one at the moment but I am not hopeful of its ability to sway the board. Remember- I've already tried this once before.
FYI Ted Dawe is holding a Reddit AMA at the moment. I'm Ted Dawe, the author of Into the River, the first book to be banned in NZ for 22 years. AMA!.
Link removed. Missed seeing it in Russell’s 1st comment until I posted it. sorry.
Do people still listen to student radio now that they are no longer students? Or do you just tune in for certain shows?