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The Best Medicine – Three Local Comedy Productions Set To Bring Laughter To Aotearoa Audiences

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 14:04:03 +1300 | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has backed one new feature film and two returning comedy projects to bring more crack-up content to the nation in 2021. Up to $1.2m has been invested in three productions, showcasing the best and brightest of Aotearoa’s comedic talent to ...More >>

Concert Bungle: The Sequel - Part 5

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 09:09:53 +1300 | Tom Frewen

Hiring a programme director from a commercial dance and electronic music radio station to take charge of a public broadcaster’s classical music programme, with a view to getting rid of it, is a small but nevetheless typical instance of the shambles ...More >>

New Zealand's First Dedicated Cystic Fibrosis Podcast - What The CF! A Cystic Fibrosis Podcast.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 14:17:20 +1300 | WTCF

Ingrid Grenar and Ian Wright are parents of an 18 month-old CFer and seasoned media professionals with a background in radio, presenting, video production and multimedia journalism. They've decided to produce a podcast to give back to and galvanize the ...More >>

The Latest Issue Of Thrive Asks 'Is Jacinda Ok?'

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 08:46:42 +1300 | Thrive

Nearly one year on from New Zealand recording its first case of COVID-19 and just days before Auckland was thrown into another snap lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat down with Wendyl Nissen, Editor of Thrive , to discuss how she has coped ...More >>

Four Out Of Five New Zealanders Have Subscription Services

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 08:40:53 +1300 | Medianet

International research has shown that New Zealand remains in front of global trends when it comes to subscriptions, with four out of every five New Zealanders subscribing to at least one service. Commissioned by leading cloud-based subscription management ...More >>

Businessdesk Strengthens Offering With Three New Senior Appointments, Product Improvements

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 11:29:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

A year after launch, leading New Zealand business news service BusinessDesk is pleased to announce three senior appointments and a raft of site improvements. The fast-growing subscription business and political news and commentary site has also completed a ...More >>

YouTube Ad Revenues Surged By 46% In Q4 2020 To Nearly $7 Billion

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 07:12:24 +1300 | Psychic Ventures Ltd

Google parent company Alphabet had a blockbuster Q4 2020, thanks in part to YouTube ad revenue. According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones , there was an increase of 23.5% in the company’s revenue to $56.9 billion. In ...More >>

Bangladesh: Bachelet Urges Review Of Digital Security Act Following Death In Custody Of Writer

Tue, 2 Mar 2021 07:04:35 +1300 | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Government of Bangladesh to ensure its investigation into the death in custody of writer Mushtaq Ahmed is prompt, transparent and independent. ...More >>

Paakiwaha Promo Monday 1st March 2021

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:48:55 +1300 | Radio Waatea

Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Māori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. On today’s show: Dr Rawiri Jansen confronts the possibility ...More >>

Culpability And Recalibration: MBS And The Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:24:23 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

It was a brutal way to go, and it had the paw prints of the highest authorities. On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian insider turned outsider, was murdered by a squad of 15 men from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was dismembered ...More >>

On February 4th, The Greatest Investigative News Report That Has Ever Been Done Was Issued. Will It Win Any Awards?

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:57:56 +1300 | Eric Zuesse

On February 4th was anonymously published online at not merely a data-dump such as Wikileaks famously does, but also a detailed news-report, which shows the key evidence, and which links to massive supporting evidence, proving ...More >>

Classic Blunder; The Sequel - Part 4

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:24:07 +1300 | Tom Frewen

The sheer folly of Radio New Zealand’s plan to sacrifice half the public broadcaster’s classical music listeners to attract a new audience to a multi-media youth music “brand” was obscured somewhat by the outraged protest after news of Concert FM’s ...More >>

NZ Wars: Stories Of Tainui On Māori Television

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:08:45 +1300 | Maori Television

The third epic chapter in RNZ’s award-winning series – NZ WARS: STORIES OF TAINUI – screens on Māori Television on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 8.30 PM. Great Southern Television and Aotearoa Media Collective have teamed up with RNZ to create a digital ...More >>

Iraqi Kurdistan: Authorities Step Up Intimidation With Harsh Sentences Against 5 Activists And Journalists

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:44:45 +1300 | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor strongly condemned the imprisonment sentences against five journalists and civil activists on charges related to their journalistic activities and exercising their right to freedom of opinion and expression. ...More >>

National Hauora Coalition And Counties Manukau Health Caution Against Misinformation About Throat Swabs In Schools

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:30:37 +1300 | National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) and Counties Manukau Health have become aware of misinformation spreading across social media about COVID-19 testing in schools. This misinformation implies that schools are testing children for COVID-19 without ...More >>

Misrepresentation Of Israel’s Covid 19 Vaccination Programme

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:42:19 +1300 | Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

It is unacceptable to have Israel’s vaccination programme constantly misrepresented in the New Zealand media. Israel is regularly being paraded as the world leader in vaccination rates but this hides an ugly, racist truth. Israel is refusing to vaccinate ...More >>

Refriended In Defeat: Australia Strikes A Deal With Facebook

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:19:53 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The Australian Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, was unconvincing in his efforts to summon up courage. The Australian government had been left reeling in the wake of Facebook’s decision to scrap and block Australians from sharing and posting news items on hosted ...More >>

Local Music On Radio Hits Highest Peak Since Records Began

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:30:30 +1300 | NZ On Air

  Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic, according to NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and Recorded Music NZ. ...More >>

A Classic Blunder: The Sequel - Part 3

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:26:36 +1300 | Tom Frewen

“Things have changed,” Radio New Zealand’s chief executive, Paul Thompson, advised staff in an email on Wednesday 12 February last year, a week to the day after they were summoned to hear RNZ’s Music Content Director, Willy Macalister, “consult” ...More >>

TikTok User Spending Shot Up By Nearly 400% In January 2021 To $128 Million

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:55:08 +1300 | Psychic Ventures Ltd

Despite having a bleak outlook in 2020, TikTok ended the year on a high note and has embarked on an upward trajectory in 2021. According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones , TikTok was the top-grossing non-game mobile app ...More >>

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