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Live Debate Backbone of New eMedia Site

Written Analysis & Live Debate Backbone of New eMedia Site launches tonight (8pm, March 9, 2015) and is established under its 'Independent Interactive Debate' brand. launches with an extended one-on-one interview with investigative journalist Nicky Hager on the Snowden Revelations.

This e-media site is less tribal than a blog, is independent at its core, and driven by public interest fourth estate journalism principles. is owned by Multimedia Investments Ltd ( and edited by journalist and political commentator, Selwyn Manning.

Manning has 22 years experience as a journalist, and specialises in investigative journalism, politics, foreign affairs, intelligence and security analysis.

He is a regular commentator on radio in New Zealand, Australia, and abroad, and has delivered reportage and analysis via all expressions of media including: television, internet, newspapers and magazines.

Manning has established the, as he believes New Zealanders are interested in following big issues and deserve a place to go where extensive-robust debate is encouraged irrespective of a person's politics or beliefs.

"I've become tired of the infighting on some of the progressive blogs, and I believe a wider audience should have an independently positioned outlet that is less interested in attack lines and more interested in extending debate on big issues," Selwyn Manning said.

"So is more analysis, and fourth-estate-based debate, as opposed to a polarising blog site.

"And as editor, I'm looking for well-researched, well argued submissions, from journalists and writers who wish to expand on current affairs reportage. But I am also inviting submissions from people, irrespective of their background or community, who have something to contribute to the New Zealand debate," Selwyn Manning said.

EveningReport is designed with realtime interactivity in mind. Along with published articles, columns, and analysis it webcasts video debate and interviews on-site in realtime and on-demand.

Public and audience interaction is also key to EveningReport's brand.

The 'You Live' platform (which will go live by around Thursday) is a first for a New Zealand current affairs site. The 'You Live' section provides a live text, live audio, and live video platform for the audience to debate issues in real time. The audience can still use the comment function at the foot of articles just as is the norm on mainstream media sites and blogs.

EveningReport 's editorial policy is simple:

It is founded on public interest advocacy of humanitarianism, environmentalism, progressive economics, sustainable business practice, and security.

Its agenda is also simple:

If a decision has a positive impact on a community/region/sector then the issue will get a positive run. If the impact is contrary to progress then the causes will be identified, the effect examined, solutions explored, and decision-makers challenged to put it right.


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Date Launched - 8pm March 9, 2015

First Interview - With Nicky Hager on the Snowden Revelations.


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