Alongside the video footage of the Mosque attack of 15
March, a publication reportedly written by the terrorist behind the fatal
attacks in Ōtautahu Christchurch has been officially classified as
The document, examined under the Films, Videos &
Publications Classification Act 1993 (FVPCA), is deemed objectionable for a
number of reasons.
It is an offence to possess or distribute an objectionable
publication. People who have downloaded or printed this document, should destroy it immediately.
Access may be granted to some, including academics,
researchers and analysts without penalty as they may require possession of the
publication for a range of legitimate purposes, including education, analysis
Those individuals however, must apply for an exemption to
allow them to legally access and hold a copy of this document.
For the University, objectionable material is covered under the IT Policy Framework. This policy binds both staff and students.
IT Policy Framework
“You may not undertake any activity with any element of IT that you would not ordinarily be allowed to undertake under your existing relationship with the University. Such restricted activities include:
- You may not break (or assist another to break) the law, for example, copyright violations, or viewing or holding objectionable material.
Wilful violation of
any of the conditions of your existing relationship with the University may
bring about sanctions, and that those conditions include the use of electronic
equipment. Such violation can lead to the restriction, or exclusion, from using
the University’s electronic equipment, computers and/or IT network, and can
ultimately lead to exclusion from the University.” [Pg 2 of 4]
If you have a copy of this publication that you are not legally entitled to possess, delete or destroy it immediately. If you see it, report it. If you see material of this nature online, report it.
Any harmful content should also be reported to the
Department of Internal Affairs, click