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Louise Nicholas calls for ODT and Tremain apology over 2004 rape case cartoon

Sexual abuse survivor Louise Nicholas is demanding an apology from the Otago Daily Times and its cartoonist Garrick Tremain after revelations he made light of her rape case. First Up was alerted to the 3 February 2004 cartoon by former employee Amy* who said acting editor at the time, Barry Stewart, laughed at her 15 years […]

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Controversial Otago Daily Times cartoon: ‘We got it wrong’

Protesters outside the Otago Daily Times offices yesterday. Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown Garrick Tremain’s cartoon making light of the measles epidemic was labelled racist and insensitive and the paper is to cease publishing his work until a review of his future with the publication is completed. About 40 people gathered outside the Otago Daily […]

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Mobile phone ban: Students ‘a lot more active’

Students at an Auckland secondary school are rediscovering the joy of card games, lunch time play and the simple art of conversation thanks to a total ban on phones during the school day. Year 9 students at Glendowie College, one of the latest schools to restrict student use of mobile phones. Photo: RNZ / John […]

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Google to restrict political adverts worldwide

Google will no longer allow political campaigns to target advertising at people based on their supposed political leanings. Photo: 123RF Campaigns will also be unable to match their own database of prospective voters against Google’s user base, to target individuals across platforms such as YouTube and Google search. The policy will begin in the UK […]

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NZME confirms it is in discussions to buy Stuff

The Commerce Minister is refusing to comment on reports the government is backing a new bid from NZME to buy Stuff. Stuff and NZME are seeking leave to appeal the High Court decision blocking their merger. Photo: RNZ NZME has confirmed it is in discussions with Stuff’s owners Nine, and has put a proposal to […]

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Ian Cross: editor, broadcast boss, critic and conscience

Former public broadcasting boss and Listener editor Ian Cross died earlier this month aged 93 leaving behind a lasting legacy in New Zealand journalism. He also presided over the creation of TVNZ and New Zealand’s first TV shows analysing our media. Ian Cross contributions Evening Post column Media Watch Photo: PHOTO / RNZ Mediawatch When Ian Cross was […]

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‘Bolstering public broadcasting is the answer’ – Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says doing nothing to address the challenges facing public broadcasting in New Zealand is not an option, after news of a proposal to replace RNZ and TVNZ. Jacinda Ardern said the government was looking at the best way to support public broadcasting. Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas RNZ has reported an advisory […]

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RNZ and TVNZ media proposal enters tricky territory

RNZ has revealed the government will soon consider a proposal to create a brand new public media organisation replacing state-owned broadcasters TVNZ and RNZ. Mediawatch looks at a plan formed behind closed doors which could be the biggest shake-up in broadcasting for 30 years.   Photo: RNZ / 123rf The man who presided over the creation […]

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No mandate for creating single public broadcaster – Simon Bridges

A single public broadcaster would be “too powerful” and “bad for democracy”, National leader Simon Bridges says, after news of a proposal to replace RNZ and TVNZ. Photo: RNZ / DOM THOMAS An advisory group, with representatives from both media companies and a range of public service agencies, has presented three options to Broadcasting Minister […]

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Govt to consider replacing RNZ, TVNZ with new public broadcaster

The fate of RNZ and TVNZ may soon be in the hands of Cabinet ministers, with a proposal to disestablish both broadcasters and create an entirely new public media entity. Photo: RNZ / 123rf The coalition government has been grappling with what to do with public broadcasting in New Zealand, and now there’s a greater […]