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5 reflections on a week of the Herald’s Paywall

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Here are some reflections on the first week of the Herald’s paywall.

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My concerns around the agreed media protocols of covering the terrorist trial

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Am I the only one concerned at how the entire mainstream media have colluded together to cover the white supremacist trial? 

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Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality on World Press Freedom Day is that politicians are becoming more intolerant and belligerent towards news media and information “black holes” are growing.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – Slushies, Pike River Mine, trial coverage protocols, Simon Bridges still leader, Venezuela & trans athletes

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

This week – Slushies, Pike River Mine, trial coverage protocols, Simon Bridges still leader, Venezuela & trans athletes

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Waatea News Column: Unlocked doors & blind spots: what ANZAC Day criticism of the NZ Police seems to miss

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

There was much anguish made about the NZ Police decision to shut down and limit ANZAC Day events this year. Many felt that it was capitulating to the white supremacist who had committed the Christchurch atrocity and others felt we should not in any way shape or form change who were are or what we do because such acquiescence gives terrorists what they want.

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The NZ Herald Paywall is finally here!

By   /  April 30, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

The NZ Herald are hilariously pushing their drive for subscriptions as ‘saving journalism’. This from the newspaper that empowered Cameron Slater, played an essential role in dirty politics and had a friend of John Key pretend to be a journalist to interview a waitress who had her ponytail pulled by Key.

The winners here will be Radio NZ, TVNZ and Stuff. 

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Please Jesus, put these things behind the NZ Herald Paywall

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

That the Herald are willingly handing over their power to influence to just keep the lights going is a reminder of just how deeply Facebook has gutted their business model and another reason why any direct tax on Facebook and Google needs to be seen as a Public Broadcasting and Public Journalism fund.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – tech summit, Prince William visit, Scots college Principal Graham Yule and Katie Hopkins

By   /  April 27, 2019  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

This week – tech summit, Prince William visit, Scots college Principal Graham Yule and Katie Hopkins

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Waatea News Column: At some point Labour have to step up

By   /  April 27, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

I like how every Labour party apologist attacks any criticism of this Government’s lack of progress on any of the real issues with ‘how can you expect them to fix a decades worth of National damage in 18months’ – sure, but at the very least I expected them to have an actual plan to fix those problems, not constant excuses and half promises.

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Waatea News Column: The Euthanasia debate has been woeful

By   /  April 24, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Waatea News Column: The Euthanasia debate has been woeful

Let’s be honest, for a Bill that is hearing its second reading next month, the Euthanasia debate has been woeful.

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TVNZ current affairs upgrade

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

As news from social media gets regularly denigrated with the same derision as smoking in cars with babies, the large broadcasters are starting to steer back towards journalism rather than light weight pap.

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Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

Radio ratings are in and Magic Talk has become the 4th largest station.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

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TWITTER WATCH: Labour Party MP bizarrely attacks media before Government look to clamp down on free speech

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Which should make everyone feel terribly frightened about what exactly the Labour Government with their Green allies intend to actually do with the hate speech laws because if criticising Golriz is a short skip and a jump to being defined as hate speech, we are opening the gates of hell here.

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I hope I never piss Phil Quin off

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The redefining of hate speech laws is a debate we desperately need to have because the hate speech is coming.

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The first Intelligence apologist propaganda hits the NZ MSM

By   /  April 13, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If the SIS & GCSB can co-opt the reasoning of the woke for an enormous budget and surveillance power upgrade, our tiny wee country will finally have a deep state worthy of the name.   

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