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First Māori newspaper in mainstream media launches

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:32:50 +1300 | NZME.

Te Arawa journalists and NZME. to launch first Māori newspaper in mainstream media Two Te Arawa journalists are spearheading the launch of the first Māori newspaper in the country. Editors Kereama Wright and Marisa Balle have been working in collaboration ...More >>

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:19:55 +1300 | Jonathan Cook

It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as Dahiya, has tentatively only just begun two months after the end of the fighting.More >>

Jet Fighter Shoot Down of MH 17 Still on Table

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:45 +1300 | Michael Collins

A senior prosecutor investigating the MH17 shoot down for the Dutch Prosecutors office, Fred Westerbeke, offered up as many questions as he did answers in an interview with SpiegelOnline yesterday.More >>

Public Address 28 October 2014 - TVNZ: Emptied out

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:00:21 +1300 | Public Address

To those who visit TVNZ, as I do every week to record our TV show for another channel, the place has the feel of an abandoned building. The journalists toil on the ground floor at the west end, but nearly everyone else – sales, programming, senior management ...More >>

Some Hard Facts about Terror

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:14:24 +1300 | John Chuckman

We are having an outbreak of reports in the Canadian press about “home grown” terrorists, “radicalized” young men of Muslim faith traveling out of the country to participate in extremist groups abroad, a relatively insignificant phenomenon ...More >>

New form of associate membership for Press Council available

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:03:07 +1300 | New Zealand Press Council

A release was issued earlier today announcing that the New Zealand Press Council has amended its constitution to widen its membership to news and commentary-oriented digital media.More >>

Press Council opens doors to digital media

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:31:30 +1300 | New Zealand Press Council

The New Zealand Press Council, the body which handles complaints against newspapers and magazines and their websites, is offering associate membership status to news and commentary-oriented digital media including bloggers.More >>

Media freedom in West Papua: Protest at Indonesian embassy

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:13:46 +1300 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, Wednesday 29 October, there will be a peaceful protest at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington to call on new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to honour his election promise to ensure greater media freedom in West Papua.More >>

Sustainable 60 Awards Winners Announced

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:08:36 +1300 | Fairfax Media

Winners of the Sustainable 60 Awards 2014 have been announced, with nine companies recognised as New Zealand’s most sustainable businesses in an awards ceremony last night.More >>

Govt airs real views on public broadcasting

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:00:02 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

An admission by the Government that it is happy to experiment with Pacific and Maori audiences shows just how weak its vision for public broadcasting in New Zealand is, Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.More >>

Does Judith Collins have a get out of jail card?

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:53:30 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Former justice minister Judith Collins appears to have been gifted a get out of jail free card based on the Prime Minister’s answers in Parliament today, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.More >>

Moves to gut public and Maori broadcasting

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:39:36 +1300 | Ian Anderson

Paora Maxwell’s tenure as Maori TV CEO has been controversial. In August 2013, staff at Maori TV circulated a petition against Maxwell’s appointment by the Nats. More recently, Maxwell announced a restructuring process, and high-profile figures ...More >>

Punishing Whistleblowers in Oz: Freya Newman’s Conviction

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:24:15 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

It evidently is not on. Disclosing a state of affairs surrounding the Prime Minister of Australia, through revealing a secret scholarship that his daughter received is something that can land you a sentence. It shows the absurdity of understanding the ...More >>

TVNZ cuts another threat to democracy - PFF

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:12:29 +1300 | Pacific Freedom Forum

Cutbacks to Maori and Pacific Islands production by TVNZ in New Zealand are a threat to democracy and claims to regional leadership, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Come Clean on Agenda for TVNZ

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:48 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key must state today whether the government is prettying up Television New Zealand for sale now or in the future, says New Zealand First. More >>

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a month subscription video ondemand service, Neon, in December, targeting non-Sky customers as it faces intensifying competition for viewers.More >>

Disappointed with TVNZ move to outsource programmes

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:56 +1300 | Pacific Island Media Association

The move by TVNZ to outsource production of its Maorl and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region. More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:01 +1300 | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Broadcast on Waatea 603AM Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 12.30pm Both shows repeated 5.00pm – 6.00pm On Sunday More >>

Outsourcing production provides increased transparency

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:34:18 +1300 | Te Mangai Paho

Te Māngai Pāho Chief Executive John Bishara says TVNZ’s decision to outsource Māori programme production from next year would further increase contestability and transparency in the allocation of public broadcasting funding, which is a key ...More >>

Jim Hickey to Retire

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:23:57 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ Senior Weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his plans to retire from broadcasting at the end of this year. “It’s been a tough decision," Jim says. "I feel like I’m subbing off at half time! I love my job, especially the interface with people ...More >>


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