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New Zealand Media Ownership Report

The JMAD 2015 New Zealand Media Ownership Report observes that New Zealand media companies are now owned by a small number of private funds and investment banks. In the case of MediaWorks, financial ownership has intensified its profit imperatives, and led to the demolition of its news and currents affairs programmes. In this context, it […]

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Fono to discuss TVNZ outsourcing of Pasifika Programmes

Auckland’s Pasifika communities will gather next week to discuss concerns about TVNZ’s outsourcing of Pasifika and Māori programmes. The special fono, organised by the Pacific Islands Media Association, is a response to TVNZ’s plans to cease in-house production of Pasifika and Māori content. Last week the broadcaster announced it would instead tender the production of […]

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With reget

Auckland, 25 July 2014: tonganz, with reget, brings readers this report on cutbacks to the ABC. Tongans, friends of Tonga, and other concerns for small island developing states will suffer. The ABC has been an invaluable ally in our development journalism.   Melino Maka, publisher Anthony Haas, correspondent

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