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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Audio: Pankhurst Apologises For Offending Muslims + Javed Khan IV
POLL WATCH
Police: Nats Want Stun-Guns But Advise Caution
Satire: When Humpty Dumps With Riotous Applause
Media: Prophet Muhammad Cartoons Depict More Than Culture-Clash
MORE HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Russell Brown on Kiwi Tolerance
Uni Avnery Sees Two Movies
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
NZ's Employment Rate Best In OCED
Fiji: Peters Signs Off Governance Aid Programme
MORE POLITICS NEWS

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Audio: Pankhurst Apologises For Offending Muslims + Javed Khan IV

Scoop Image: Tim Pankhurst &
Javed Khan. Tim Pankhurst: "They recognise the freedom of speech issues, but we also accept that that does not come without responsibilities. We have agreed to apologise for causing offence that we have, but we don't resile from that fact that we did published in the first place in the context where the reaction had become the story… "We have also agreed given the degree of offence that this has caused, to an extent that none of us had expected, that it would not be wise and we see no reason to reproduce those cartoons, …" Image: Tim Pankhurst & Javed Khan by Kevin List.

  • Scoop Audio: Javed Khan + Tim Pankhurst + Transcripts... [1]
  • Scoop Audio: Pankhurst apologises for publishing offensive cartoons. [2]
  • Human Rights Commission - Statement from media and religious representatives [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00080.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00075.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00046.htm


    Education: Rongo Wetere Responds to Criticism Over Handling Of Cuban Literacy Programs -

    I have read the opinion of Julie Webb-Pulman, and wonder how she can arrive at some of her conclusions. Particularly around the fact, that she thinks I am guilty of fraudulent behaviour, and thinks the only reason I am not locked safely away is that. See... Dr Rongo Wetere Responds To Julie Webb-Pulman [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00079.htm


    POLL WATCH:

  • News TNS Political Opinion Poll Results 26/1 – 2/2/2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00076.htm


    Police: Nats Want Stun-Guns But Advise Caution

    - National's Simon Power says it is essential that trials of stun guns by police should be well monitored and transparent: “As long as we continue to have unarmed police in New Zealand we should not, at this point of time, be ruling out using stun guns. However, National wants to ensure there is a thorough and well monitored trial of the guns, and full transparency in the decision-making process." See... Care needed over stun gun trial [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00105.htm


    Satire: When Humpty Dumps With Riotous Applause

    - Lyndon Hood satirises… Outrage over cartoons which first appeared in Scandinavia, some of which are offensively critical of the whole idea of opening hard-boiled eggs at the wide end, is spreading into riots, violence and trade disputes worldwide. Some believe this event may have brought the clash between Big- and Little- Endian egg-opening to a head. See... Rage Over Round-Ended Egg Opening Escalates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00078.htm


    Media: Prophet Muhammad Cartoons Depict More Than Culture-Clash

    - Paul Buchanan writes that the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad have raised the spectre of a deepening cultural clash between Islam and the West... The issue is one of pre-modern versus postmodern perspectives on life... One person’s blasphemy is another person’s parody. Image of Paul Buchanan by Jason Dorday. See... Paul Buchanan: The Politics of Cartoon Conflict [1] MORE:

  • Te Mangaroa - The Press Has Always Been Racist [2]
  • Scoop Audio: From Inside Pakistan, Jon Stephenson Reports On Cartoon Fallout [3]
  • Edward Gay - A Question Of Ethics vs Publish And Be Damned [4]
  • HRC - Media and religious groups meet about cartoons [5]
  • Maori Party - Maori Party asks 'what's the joke?' [6]
  • NZ First - Calm Required Over Cartoon Chaos [7]
  • NZ Govt - Chris Carter comments on publication of cartoons [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00073.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00039.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00076.htm
    [7] - /stories/PA0602/S00081.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00065.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Greens - UF's Support for Youth Wages Bill welcomed [1]
  • TVNZ Response to Commerce Commission decision [2]
  • Sky cleared to acquire Prime Television [3]
  • Didymo Down But Not Out [4]
  • Springdoo gives free talking email to the world [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00088.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00087.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00012.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00013.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Russell Brown on Kiwi Tolerance

    - Apparently our local imams have called for amputations and executions of errant cartoonists and publishers. Well, that's what it says in the New York Times anyway: "From Gaza to Auckland, imams have demanded execution or amputations for the cartoonists and their publishers." Guess it must be true, then … See... Public Address 09/02/06 - Is It Because I Is White [1] ALSO:

  • Stuart Pethick: The Freedom Of Expression Defence Is Questionable [2]
  • Meditations: Cartoons and Collective Consciousness [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00088.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00093.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00085.htm


    Uni Avnery Sees Two Movies

    - If one wants to understand what the Palestinians did on election day, one has to see the film "Paradise Now", which has been nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign film, after collecting several prestigious international prizes. It explains better than a million words. See... Uri Avnery: "… Shall We Not Revenge?" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00084.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Dave Taggart: An Economic Occam’s Razor [1]
  • G.W. Bush's 2000 & 2004 Election Conspiracy [2]
  • Issues Around NSA's Domestic Surveillance Program [3]
  • David Swanson: Inequality and War [4]
  • Sheila Samples: Tale Of A Connecticut Donkey [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00087.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00083.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00082.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00081.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    NZ's Employment Rate Best In OCED

    - New Zealand continues to have the lowest unemployment in the OECD, Statistics New Zealand's latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) confirmed today. The quarterly survey showed that New Zealand's official unemployment rate was 3.6 percent. This seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the equal lowest on record, along with the June 2005 and December 2004 quarters. See... Minister: Unemployment remains lowest in OECD [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00112.htm


    Fiji: Peters Signs Off Governance Aid Programme

    - Today Foreign Minister Winston Peters launched the Fiji Civics Education initiative committing New Zealand funding of FJD$2.53million to UNDP’s Good Governance Programme. The programme aims to make the key institutions of governance more relevant and accessible to the people of Fiji. “New Zealand views the provision of this sort of support as a unique opportunity to assist with developing a fair and robust environment for the future development of Fiji.” See... Foreign Minister to launch Fiji Civics programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00042.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - Cullen: Key wrong on offshore tax changes [1]
  • Nats - Cullen confirms capital gains tax backdown [2]
  • Govt - Maori Mental Health Workforce Plan [3]
  • Govt - Developing earthquake-prone buildings policies [4]
  • Govt - Peters meets key players in Fiji [5]
  • NZ First - Government Must Get Friendly With Forest Owners [6]
  • NZ First - Nukes: Another National Flip Flop - Peters [7]
  • Nats - Taxpayer to foot bill for Labour’s Kyoto incompet [8]
  • Nats - Another regional polytech in trouble [9]
  • Nats - Maharey must explain scholarship timing [10]
  • Nats - Bureaucratic ineptitude robbing patients [11]
  • Greens - GE floodgates must be controlled [12]
  • Greens - Bradford: EMA Workshop on Buy Kiwi-Made [13]
  • ACT - Nats desert Nuclear Ships [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00108.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00118.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00110.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00103.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00115.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00104.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00114.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00113.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00107.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00102.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00117.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00116.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00106.htm

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