Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


NZ Newspapers Joing India Cricket Ban

New Zealand newspapers have joined an international boycott over cricket coverage.

This follows a move by India's Board of Cricket Control to refuse accreditation for prominent news agencies for the current home series against England.

The board has not explained its move to restrict photographic coverage and instead provide its own approved images.

The lockout has led international agencies Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Press and Associated Press to suspend reports from the tour as well as pictures.

Major UK newspapers, including London's Telegraph, are also supporting the protest, as is the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

"The international view is that it is not acceptable to ban reputable media and impose onerous terms on coverage of major events," NZ Newspaper Publishers' Association chief executive Tim Pankhurst said.

"Such impositions are a serious challenge to media freedom.
"Unfortunately they are becoming increasingly common, either to benefit sponsors, sanitise coverage or boost revenues."

He said the country's two main publishers, Fairfax and APN, will support they would support the boycott.

The NPA is a member of the News Media Coalition, a London-based international organization and network opposing controls on legitimate publishing freedoms imposed by organisers of major events of public interest.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Banks: Westpac Keeps Core Government Transactions Contract

The local arm of Westpac Banking Corp has kept its contract with the New Zealand government to provide core transactions, but will have to share peripheral services with its rivals. More>>


Science Investment Plan: Universities Welcome Statement

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today... this is a critical document as it sets out the Government’s ten-year strategic direction that will guide future investment in New Zealand’s science system. More>>


Scouring: Cavalier Merger Would Extract 'Monopoly Rents' - Godfrey Hirst

A merger of Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's two wool scouring operations would create a monopoly, says carpet maker Godfrey Hirst. The Commerce Commission on Friday released its second draft determination on the merger, maintaining its view that the public benefits would outweigh the loss of competition. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: She Means Business

As Foreman says in her conclusion, this is a business book. It opens with a brief biographical section followed by a collection of interesting tips for entrepreneurs... More>>


Hourly Wage Gap Grows: Gender Pay Gap Still Fixed At Fourteen Percent

“The totally unchanged pay gap is a slap in the face for women, families and the economy,” says Coalition spokesperson, Angela McLeod. Even worse, Māori and Pacific women face an outrageous pay gap of 28% and 33% when compared with the pay packets of Pākehā men. More>>


Housing: English On Housing Affordability And The Economy

"Long lead times in the planning process tend to drive prices higher in the upswing of the housing cycle. And those lead times increase the risk that eight years later, when additional supply arrives, the demand shock that spurred the additional supply has reversed. The resulting excess supply could produce a price crash..." More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news