Media watch – Sunday

26 August 2018


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.

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  1. sorethumb

     /  26th August 2018

    9:06 Mediawatch: A National MP plans to reveal who’s watching publicly funded programmes – and why TV broadcasters are clubbing together to woo advertisers.
    Melissa Lee wants us to know how much per view for Maori programs.
    “Better Public Media Trust warns that the Member’s Bill from Melissa Lee is really an attack on low-rating public media content – especially Māori content.

    “The title may seem innocuous,” said BPM Trust Chair, Peter Thompson, “but here’s the giveaway clause:
    Perhaps we need the Alt Right to help us in New Zealand have a debate about what we see as the boundaries to free speech and what constitutes incitement to hostility and contempt in the words of the Human Rights Act.

    But, as a recent NZ Herald editorial noted, Southern and Molyneux’s views are easily accessed online and not all “have a right to room on other platforms that try to serve the public interest”.

    Nothing from this crowd on freedom of speech

    • sorethumb

       /  26th August 2018

      Basically all about which group gets the platform. It is a strategic resource. Those who have gained access to the platform get to distort opposing ideas. Not only that but Paul Spoonley convened the internet Hate Speech conference: he wants to shut out alternative views on any platform.

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  3. Corky

     /  26th August 2018

    The bros up the East Coast are first off the block with cannabis production. Shane Le Brun gets a look in.

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  5. Gezza

     /  26th August 2018

    Wow ! 😳

    A giant squid washed up on the South Coast of Wellington on Sunday morning


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