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Top Scoop Stories - 21 January 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 21 January 2008

LEAD STORY:

Media: Bruce Jesson Award Adapts To Foreign Owned Media Marketplace

NZ POLITICS:

Easter Trading: No Way Says Anglican Church
Police Wrap-Up: Taupo Murder Squad Upbeat About Finding Killer
Media: Fringe Libertarian Voice Not Wanted At Radio NZ
Abdelkader Belaouni: Kiwi's Concerned At Algerian's Treatment In Canada
Employment: Good News For Journos looking To Get Into Govt PR
Sir Ed: State Funeral Details Announced

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Genetic Engineering: Is NZ's Beast Export Market Suffering Through Science
Insect Recovery: Help Save Monarch Butterfly's
Travel: Branson Assists NZ Inflationary Pressures

WORLD:

Foreign Affairs: British PM Calls For Global Action On Terror
Burma: Bloggers' Site Blocked
Environment: Europeans Believe Biodiversity Loss Is A Problem
Gaza: UN Concerned Over Closure Of Crossing Points

COMMENT:

Gush Shalom: Look Who's Talking
Michael Collins: "Chain, Chain, Chain ..." The Texas Primary
Michael Collins: Appeal To Edwards - Take A Stand For Voting Rights

LIFESTYLE:

Theatre: BabyCakes ( A Comedy) Coming To Bats
Theatre: Don't Be Cowardly Go See Lisa Chappell in Design For Living


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LEAD STORY

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Jon StephensonMedia: Bruce Jesson Award Adapts To Foreign Owned Media Marketplace - New Zealand's only award for critical journalism is being revamped. Foundation chair Professor Jane Kelsey says experience to date shows that the barrier to good journalism is not always in the actual production of the work, but in finding an outlet in our commercialised market."For example, Jon Stephenson, who won our award in 2005 for a two-part report from Iraq for Metro magazine, is so dedicated that he would have found a way to get to Iraq somehow," she says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00131.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Easter Trading: No Way Says Anglican Church - Leaders of the Anglican Church in this country have restated their opposition to the introduction of open slather Easter Sunday trading. The Government has invited submissions to the Department of Labour's Easter Trading and Holidays Legislation discussion document. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00138.htm


Police Wrap-Up: Taupo Murder Squad Upbeat About Finding Killer - Overnight the team of 50 Police staff working on Operation Waikato, investigating the death of Karen Elizabeth AIM, continued to work on the investigation. A major task is collecting CCTV footage from various premises in Taupo. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00133.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00131.htm


Media: Fringe Libertarian Voice Not Wanted At Radio NZ - Radio New Zealand's longstanding far-left bias continues undiminished, according to SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo. "If anything, its hostility to western values has become worse," says Perigo, himself a former Morning Report presenter, in the wake of RNZ's response to a SOLO op-ed late last week. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00139.htm


Abdelkader Belaouni: Kiwi's Concerned At Algerian's Treatment In Canada - A group of New Zealanders have put their names to a letter of concern to the Canadian High Commissioner in Wellington calling for the Canadian Government to grant permanent residence to Abdelkader (Kader) Belaouni. This activity was part of an international day of action. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00140.htm


Employment: Good News For Journos looking To Get Into Govt PR - National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the number of departmental communications staff employed by the Labour Government has exploded in the past five years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00141.htm


Sir Ed: State Funeral Details Announced - "His Excellency the Governor-General will represent Her Majesty the Queen both officially and personally at the State Funeral. This exceptional arrangement reflects the personal and historical associations of the Queen with Sir Edmund from the beginning of her reign. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00109.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Genetic Engineering: Is NZ's Beast Export Market Suffering Through Science - GE Free NZ is concerned that New Zealand is missing out on business because of doubts about our biosecurity. Biosecurity New Zealand (BioNZ) deregulated the New Zealand germplasm centres after an EU audit revealed deficiencies in its regulatory management of bovine embryos and semen exports. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00036.htm


Insect Recovery: Help Save Monarch Butterfly's - This summer is much the same as other summers for the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust. The phone rings... an email arrives. Another desperate plea from a New Zealander, crying out for help to save hundreds of Monarch caterpillars. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00033.htm


Travel: Branson Assists NZ Inflationary Pressures - Latest inflation figures showing a significant fall in the price of New Zealand domestic air travel have been welcomed by the country's newest domestic airline, Pacific Blue. Consumer Price Index figures released yesterday show the price of domestic air travel fell in the last three months of 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00152.htm


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WORLD

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Foreign Affairs: British PM Calls For Global Action On Terror - Speaking at a press conference shortly after arriving in New Delhi for the second leg of his overseas trip, Mr Brown said he wanted ''closer ties'' between the UK and India to isolate extremists and win the ''battle for hearts and minds''. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00204.htm


Burma: Bloggers' Site Blocked - Once again, Burma's paranoid generals are trying to halt the flow of information out of the country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00200.htm


Environment: Europeans Believe Biodiversity Loss Is A Problem - An overwhelming majority of Europeans believe that the loss of biological diversity is a serious problem, according to a Eurobarometer survey on attitudes to biodiversity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00203.htm


Gaza: UN Concerned Over Closure Of Crossing Points - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern over Israel''s decision to close crossing points used to transport supplies into Gaza, and highlighted the potential humanitarian consequences of such action. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00205.htm


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COMMENT

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Gush Shalom: Look Who's Talking - Sometimes, something is said about you, and you are not quite sure whether to take it as a compliment or an insult. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00154.htm


Michael Collins: "Chain, Chain, Chain ..." The Texas Primary - Dennis Kucinich may not win the Democratic nomination for president, but he's leaving a pro-democracy legacy across the country. To begin with, this candidate actually discusses critical issues demonstrating his respect for voters. With regard to the ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00152.htm


Michael Collins: Appeal To Edwards - Take A Stand For Voting Rights - Media, election, and judicial reform advocate Mark Adams , JD, MBA of Tampa, Florida discovered something very important in the South Carolina Constitution. It provides for secret voting but bans secret vote counting. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00151.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Theatre: BabyCakes ( A Comedy) Coming To Bats - Pop Juan Production's presents BabyCakes written by Playmarket Young Playwright of the Year 2007, Georgina Titheridge (The Hunting of the Snark), and directed by Edward Watson, actor and recent graduate of VUW. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00153.htm


Theatre: Don't Be Cowardly Go See Lisa Chappell in Design For Living - Lisa Chappell stars in Design For Living, Noël Coward's sparkling comedy of manners about an impossible ménage à trois which opens Auckland Theatre Company's 2008 season at the Maidment Theatre on February 14. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00151.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 21 January 2008

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