Media watch – Friday

10 February 2017


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders. Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

Sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but please include attribution).


  1. Gezza

     /  February 10, 2017

    Aljazeera TV news: President Putin has just telephoned President Erdogan to express regrets & explain that Russian jets attacking ISIS in Syria just killed 3 Turkish soldiers & wounded 11 others by accident, due to poor coordination by both sides.
    1407 hours.

  2. duperez

     /  February 10, 2017

    Must’ve been an important 3 +11 soldiers. Flight MH17 over Ukraine had 283 passengers.

    • Gezza

       /  February 10, 2017

      Ukrainians. Also, these two prezzes are busy working out deals, don’t want them mucked up by sabre rattling.