Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Response To Govt Announcement Of New Media Regulation System

The Better Public Media Trust welcomes the government's announcement to review New Zealand's media regulatory system. This is desirable after years of reviews and recommendations from the Law Commission established a need for a single statutory regulator.

As the Minister of Internal Affairs Jan Tinetti announced yesterday, New Zealand's press, television and online regulations are out-dated and fail to uphold standards equally across the converged media sector. As it stands, the system is complicated for consumers who might want to make a complaint. Content creators need certainty and clarity rather than a labyrinth of regulation which has been made redundant by technology.

"Better Public Media is generally supportive of an approach which is consistent across platforms," said BPM Trustee, Peter Thompson. "However the regulatory issues concerning digital and online platforms are not limited to concerns over harmful content. There is also a need to consider the wider media landscape and needs of the public as citizens not just consumers. This includes matters such as the platforms and means of content discovery and the institutional arrangements for public media services.

"It is also important that the progression of initiatives such as Strong Public Media and future deliberations over the Public Interest Journalism Fund align with regulatory developments across different ministries and government departments."

BPM would welcome the opportunity to tak part in the consultation process, which should not be rushed.

Link to the Minster's announcement - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/govt-acts-protect-nzers-harmful-content

Link to the Law Commission review - http://r128.publications.lawcom.govt.nz/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Air New Zealand: Employees Recognised With $1,000 Share Award

The efforts Air New Zealand employees made during one of the airline’s toughest years will be recognised via an award of $1,000 worth of company shares to all permanent employees... More>>

Consumer NZ: Bank Complaints On The Rise, Survey Shows

Nearly one in five Kiwis had a problem with their bank in the past year, Consumer NZ’s latest satisfaction survey finds. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said the number of bank customers reporting problems had jumped to 18%, up from 11% in 2020... More>>

Federated Farmers: Applauds UK-Australia Free Trade Deal

News that Australia and the UK have signed a free trade agreement is a promising step forward in the fight against tariffs and protectionism, Federated Farmers says.
"It reinforces the international rules-based trading framework and is important for rural producers and global consumers," Feds President Andrew Hoggard says... More>>




ASB: New Zealanders Missing Out On Hundreds Of Millions In KiwiSaver Government Contributions

New Zealanders have just over a week to ensure they’re eligible for the maximum annual government KiwiSaver contribution... More>>


Stats NZ: GDP Climbs 1.6 Percent In March 2021 Quarter Following December Dip

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 1.6 percent in the March 2021 quarter, following a 1.0 percent fall in the December 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. "After an easing of economic activity in the December quarter, we’ve seen broad-based growth in the first quarter of 2021... More>>

Reserve Bank: Debt Serviceability Restrictions Added To Policy Toolkit

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua and the Minister of Finance have agreed to update their shared Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy and add debt serviceability restrictions to the list of potential tools available... More>>