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Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 11:36
The Forum on the Future of Public Television to be held at Victoria University, Wellington, is planned to bring together stakeholders from industry, Parliament, the state sector and academia to try...
Saturday, April 25, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Today/Pacific Media Watch): Management of Papua New Guinea's state-run National Broadcasting Corporation is taking drastic action against both current and former staff of the...
Friday, April 24, 2015
TARAWA (Kiribati Independent/Pacific Media Watch): Radio Kiribati’s editor, Aneta Moote, has been sacked apparently over a controversial story that has embarrassed the government, reports the...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Carolyn Skelton COMMENTARY: AUCKLAND (Evening Report NZ/Pacific Media Watch): A strong public service media is needed for democracy to thrive – such media is becoming an endangered species...
Sunday, December 14, 2014
AUCKLAND (Television NZ/Pacific Media Watch): Television New Zealand has named four independent production companies as the preferred applicants to produce its stable of Māori and Pacific...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch / The Fiji Times): Fiji Television is selling off its Papua New Guinean television station, EMTV, because of a new law which says all media...
Friday, October 31, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Islands Media Association / Pacific Media Watch): Pasifika communities will gather next week to discuss concerns about TVNZ’s outsourcing of Pasifika and Māori programmes...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
John Drinnan AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch): Te Arawa kaumatua Sir Toby Curtis has confirmed there have been talks between Māori Television and the Rotorua District Council...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Vincent O'Donnell: OPINION: Is the full service model – one that includes news, current affairs, sport and entertainment – of Australia broadcast television in danger of going the...
Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch / NZ Herald / Dominion Post): New Zealand's Māori Television channel looks set to cut its highly acclaimed news programmes to the bone - but is...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): A Lowy Institute fellow says the Radio Australia and the Australia Network budget cuts will have far reaching consequences in the...
Monday, May 26, 2014
Antony Loewenstein: ANALYSIS: Public broadcasting is under attack for elitism and bias in the UK, US and Australia. But the critics' real agenda is clear - the expansion of corporate influence...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: It would be a great shame if the controversial appointment of Paora Maxwell as Māori Television's new chief executive clouds...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Grant Smithies PROFILE: Given New Zealand's lack of public-funded educational TV channels, some have taken to referring to Māori Television as this country's "de facto public broadcaster...
Saturday, November 9, 2013
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters sans frontières): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the abusive measures taken against three respected journalists with the state-...