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Speak truth to power

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Alex Perrottet. Dear Leader, Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, was obsessed with dismantling Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC).  His fixation dominated the airwaves. Announcing on Radio New Zealand that “replacing the leadership of the state broadcaster is all part of a plan to introduce positive change in the country,” his […]

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147825 Reporting the Pacific Region An undergraduate level 7 course worth 15 points, 147825 Reporting the Pacific Region runs for 12 weeks in Semester II of 2016 in the School of Communications at Auckland University of Technology City Campus.   Purpose Engages with and analyses critical contemporary issues in the Pacific region, including Aotearoa/New Zealand, […]

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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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