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Legal fund for Nicky Hager

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Help raise money for investigative journalist Nicky Hager and any legal bills he incurs as a result of the police raid

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Nicky Hager is a hero. With his book Dirty Politics he exposed a twisted web of power and influence in New Zealand politics and opened the Government and its Ministers up to scrutiny. This scrutiny goes all the way to the Prime Minister's Office and the actions of his staff. Many questions still remain unanswered as to how Ministers of the Crown and ministerial staff were able to act in unethical and possibly highly illegal ways.

As an investigative journalist Hager should be able to protect his sources and yet last Thursday he was raided by the police - not because he is the suspect in any crime, but a possible witness. The police spent 10 hours at his house and took many papers, his computers, phones and other electronic devices. This not only prevents Hager from continuing his work but also risks stifling journalists and whistle blowers in NZ.

I am so angry about this, as I am about the allegations raised in his book. This isn't the New Zealand I know and love!

A dear friend of mine is a good friend of Nicky's and suggested this fund as a way to show our support for Nicky and to send a clear message that we will fight misuse of power in our little democracy. We also need to set a legal precedent that this misuse of power against journalists is not acceptable. Even if the legal work is done pro bono then there will still be many thousands of dollars in costs. Any money over and above what is needed for legal costs will go to help Nicky continue his work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1410/S00072/statement-by-nicky-hager-on-police-seizing-property.htm

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“We need multiple opinions in our society, not just the National party opinion.”
“Go Nicky, where's jason Ede?”
“Doing my small bit for journalism free from political influence.”
“keep it up Nicky”
“We need to support Nicky Hager who in fact is supporting us with his courageous work. Well done Nicky”
“Thankful for the opportunity to support a NZer that has consistently researched and published information of immense value to the country. If a defense "fund" is not needed, more than comfortable with the amount raised being referred to as a "support" or "appreciation" fund. Kia kaha, Nicky and family.”
“Thanks for the wake up call Nicky. Had been so disillusioned with the powers that be. Your stand is an inspiration and can only serve to help bring unity to more progressive minds.”
“Why not start 'give a little' for John Key for a ticket back to Hawaii? Or should he just start swimming??”
“Watching Media Take now and making another donation. Nicky, I hope you can get through this with the minimum of stress. Proud to have your back, take care x”
“Happy to help Nicky”
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