It's distressing to see reports of terrorists attacks but these feelings will usually abate over days or weeks. But people with a history of trauma need to take extra care of their mental health.
On the day of the Christchurch mosque shootings, several media outlets repeatedly failed the test of necessity in showing graphic footage.
It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.
We need a global treaty to combat plastic pollution, but a small group of countries is blocking real action.
Until social platforms improve filtering of extremist content, we all have a role to play in ensuring our online activities don't contribute to a spectacle society that rewards terrorists with clicks.
Globally, Muslims have been by far the most victimised group by terrorism in the post-9/11 era.
There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.
Research shows that many members of dominant groups perceive minorities and immigrant groups as a threat, which builds up to fear and hate. We can all do something to change that.
My research focuses on terrorism in or affecting New Zealand. Until yesterday, my phone didn’t ring often because few were interested in anything I had to say. Since yesterday, it has not stopped.
Most New Zealanders see immigration as beneficial for their country, but extreme nationalist politics have been part of communities for a long time.
People are sharing the gruesome video posted by the Christchurch mosque gunman. What is the responsibility of news agencies in such a situation?
Interviews with survivors of sexual abuse by clergy show that recognising Jesus as an abuse victim might help the Catholic church to change its culture and response to the abuse crisis.
We're on the way to making machines that appear and act human, and can think for themselves. So how will they react to our behaviour towards them, especially the bad behaviour?
Teaching young children about the history of gender and offering them more options for identity expression would help to curb gendered stereotypes and sexism.
New Zealand's parliament this week passed an amendment to the crimes act, abolishing the "year and a day" rule. This raises questions about any proposed euthanasia laws and homicide more generally.
Last year, more than 70,000 workers walked off their jobs in New Zealand – the highest number of people on strike since the late 1980s. The reasons for the strike wave are political and economic.
Māori and Pasifika leaders' experience of racism in government advisory groups suggests ongoing inequities in New Zealand health policy.
Establishing artists could benefit if New Zealand introduces a proposed capital gains tax that excludes any profit made on the sale of collectables and artworks.
The heated debate about New Zealand's proposed introduction of a capital gains tax overlooks the fact it would bring tax cuts for most New Zealanders.
The European Union has enacted a systematic plan to give people more control over their personal data online. But despite these efforts, privacy agreements remain largely unreadable.