Winston Peters urged to drop legal action against journalists – NZ Herald

Winston Peters urged to drop legal action against journalists – NZ Herald

Winston Peters should drop legal action against two New Zealand journalists who reported on his superannuation overpayments, says the Media Freedom Committee.

Last month, the Deputy Prime Minister’s legal team served court papers on nine people, including former National ministers and two journalists, Newshub’s Lloyd Burr and Newsroom’s Tim Murphy, over the issue.

Peters has alleged a breach of privacy, and is seeking documents from the parties named in the legal action to try to find who leaked the information to the media about the seven-year overpayment.

By NZ Herald

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