New Zealand Earthquake
Thursday, 24 February 2011
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is saddened by reports that media staff members are among those confirmed dead following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.
"This is tragic news. On behalf of Australian journalists, I'd like to offer our warmest sympathy and condolences to our colleagues in the New Zealand news industry," Alliance federal secretary Christopher Warren said. "It's a mark of your professionalism and commitment that, in the midst of the chaos and grief such a disaster brings, you have continued to report with the same diligence that is a hallmark of the New Zealand media."