Philosophy Resource Managing | Home This site describes the freedom of speech laws, or lack thereof, in NZ historically and as such provides a useful background information for students discussing freedom of speech as an ethical or political topic.
This is a very useful, although slightly technical, website to look at the main reasons why we care about freedom of speech and the main defense thereof, by John Stuart Mill. Subsequent sections look at why offense, not direct harm, can itself be a reason to curb our liberties to speech as we choose.
The Pike River mine disaster is a useful case study regarding the ethical practices of journalists during times of extreme stress and grief. Notably, it demonstrates to what extent journalists are prepared to go for a good, humanised story. This case study provides a pertinent and relevant case study on an applied ethical issue. For […]
This very useful and secondary school student appropriate website, is targeted at students in Year 12 and 13. It covers a range of topics including reason and experience, why should I be governed? Why should I be moral? The idea of God, persons, knowledge of the external world, tolerance, the value of art, God and […]
This PowerPoint Presentation gets students to challenge their perception of reality by suggesting that our senses are not as reliable as we think they are. The language and content is fairly basic, but students of all ages would enjoy discussing the issues raised by this resource.
Lawyer Steven Price blogs about media law and ethics in New Zealand
Wiki site is a very handy introduction to the topic of media ethics. Outlines the three strands of ethical concern: ethics of journalism, entertainment ethics, and media and democracy.
This wiki site is a nice introduction to what Journalism standards are and the common elements of ethical issues in Journalism, notably: harm principle. It gives examples of ethical issues for instance can a journalist reveal a source of information after guaranteeing confidentiality if the source proves to be unreliable? The main concern with this […]
This is a useful site for students regarding censorship, including the legal aspects, history, and how censorship works. It is an overview resource, not particularly in depth but a good place to begin when discussing censorship as an ethical issue.
This website is specifically designed for senior students studying philosophy in the United Kingdom. The site contains a wide variety of resources, notes, essays and revision aids. A range of philosophical topics are covered by the site.