Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Minister Commends INL Scholarships For Maori

Saturday 1 December 2001

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said Independent Newspaper Ltd (INL) Scholarships to encourage more Maori into journalism is timely and needs to be commended.

Mr Horomia was asked to be guest speaker at the Maori journalism hui in Rotorua this weekend but had to decline because it clashed with the Labour Party Annual General meeting in Auckland.

The INL scholarships (worth $5,500) will cover course fees for up to four Maori students each year to attend any industry-recognised journalism course. After the successful completion of training, the recipients will also be guaranteed a year’s employment on an INL publication.

Mr Horomia said the constant negative coverage provided by the media of Maori issues often concerns him.

“There is a need for more Maori journalists in both Maori and mainstream media to ensure a more balanced coverage of Maori issues. I think that there are not enough journalists who know or understand the Maori world view, or even that there is a Maori world view.”

“As New Zealand society diversifies, it is becoming increasingly important that the media can accurately reflect the differences and similarities. I think that will be a major role of the Maori Television service and I hope that is seen in other media as well.”

Mr Horomia said INL needs to be commended for establishing the annual scholarships and its genuine commitment to encourage more Maori into the journalism profession.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news