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RNZ Welcomes Investment in Public Media – Radio NZ

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

RNZ welcomes the injection of $15m to the public media sector in Budget 2018, says chief executive Paul Thompson. “This is good news and signals the Government’s commitment to investing in a stronger, multimedia RNZ that provides freely-available, high-quality journalism and programming.” “While we have yet to receive detail of RNZ’s share of the funding […]

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Ali Jones rips right wing blogger a “new one” on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Unexpected fireworks erupted on Jim Mora’s ‘The Panel’ on Radio NZ yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15 May) when PR consultant and  former Christchurch City Councillor, Ali Jones, took on National Party apparatchik, pollster, wannabe Bond-villain, and right-wing blogger, David Farrar.

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Syria: the mendacities of the mainstream media (part tahi)

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

“The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (whitu)

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The final day of campaign is upon us. Tomorrow is the “official” Election Day and nine years of National government is about to either end – or win a rare fourth term.

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Must hear radio: Radio NZ interviews a neo-con Hawk

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Washington neo-con hawk, Ambassador Dan Fried, promoting the American imperial hegemonic efforts against Russia and Syria and why expansion of NATO into former Soviet states is a “good thing”.

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Is Karl du Fresne happy now? How ‘neutral’ is Radio NZ really?

By   /  August 14, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

In March 2013, former Dominion editor and right-wing columnist, Karl Du Fresne, spat an almighty dummy when he launched a diatribe of accusations of “bias” against Radio New Zealand;

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Matthew Hooton on “secret” UMR poll?

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

Secret Internal Poll – National slumps to 42%

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Panama Papers: Matthew Hooton’s Alternate Universes on Twitter and Radio NZ

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Listen to Hooton’s participation on the panel, and compare his measured commentary on Radio NZ versus his irrational sniping on Twitter. It’s almost as if we’re seeing and hearing two completely different Matthew Hootons from Parallel Universes; our Earth and Earth 2.

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The slow starvation of Radio NZ – the final nail in the coffin of the Fourth Estate?

By   /  November 21, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

Whether by machiavellian, subtle and covert political pressuring from on-high; bad management decision-making, or an inevitable process of dumbing-down brought on by the never-ending need for advertising revenue and rapacious returns to share-holders, news media in this country continues to suffer at the on-going impacts of “market forces”.

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URGENT: Transcript of a Radio NZ interview November 9, 2015, with a Kiwi prisoner on Christmas Island

By   /  November 9, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Protests need to be organised in Australia and New Zealand to stop a bloodbath against prisoners simply asserting their humanity.

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MSM under-mining of new Labour Leader already begun?

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

How long before the corporate MSM – sensing sensational headlines and potential advertising revenue – begin baying for blood and drafting stories which begin to portray Little in a negative light?

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Polls, propaganda, and Tracy Watkins

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

According to the Dominion Post, the election is done and dusted and the Nats are “in command”. So don’t bother voting. It’s all over.

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Radio NZ apologise to me for getting it wrong

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I am grateful they have acknowledged my complaint and corrected it.

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Challenging RNZ’s racial exclusivity

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  23 Comments

The self-justifying Charter mechanism without a reference to the Treaty is what needs to be replaced to improve RNZ rather than any one person or position.

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