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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.

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English


Episodes

Mediawatch for 16 September 2018

9/15/2018
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Te wiki o te reo Maori - the good, the Brash and the butcher; broadcaster doubles down on Pacific Islands "leeches" claim; channelling Kiwi content to the Pacific; media's ministerial pile-on prompts reflection

Duration:00:34:34

Te wiki o te reo Māori: Brash and the butcher

9/15/2018
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Many of the media embraced Māori Language Week with gusto this year, but some sought out the leading opponent of resources for te reo too. Meanwhile the Butcher of the Year proved not everyone wants to air their opinions about things in the news.

Duration:00:08:45

Broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan under fire for Pacific Islands "leeches" claim

9/15/2018
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"The Pacific Islands don't matter. They are nothing but leeches on us." Newstalk ZB broadcaster Heather du Plessis Allan told listeners this week she stood by her recent comments in the face of complaints - and evidence to the contrary.

Duration:00:09:54

Channelling Kiwi content to the Pacific

9/15/2018
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Winston Peters recently announced a multi-million dollar plan to pump more Kiwi TV around the Pacific. Is that what people there really want? Or it this a soft power play to project a positive picture of us? Mediawatch asks the boss of the company in charge of the mission.

Duration:00:06:44

Media’s ministerial pile-on prompts reflection

9/15/2018
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The media seized on Clare Curran's stumbles and wrote off her ministerial career well before she pulled the plug last week. She cited "intolerable pressure" and said her mistakes were "greatly magnified."

Duration:00:07:47

Mediawatch Midweek: 12 September 2018

9/12/2018
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Mediawatch Midweek is a weekly catch-up between Mediawatch and Lately's Karyn Hay. This week: controversial comments about the Pacific Islands; a deep dive into the fertiliser; the GFC ten years on; life on the minimum wage; cartoon crankiness; football back in black and white - and a bogus comeback.

Duration:00:17:07

Media go OTT on PM as RNZAF VIP

9/8/2018
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Hard on the heels of Limogate, flying the PM to Nauru this week turned political pundits into amateur accountants - and talk radio hosts into advisors in parenting and Pacific diplomacy.

Duration:00:08:05

Time to cut the cord with the tech titans?

9/8/2018
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A new report says our news media are too dependent on Google and Facebook. The author says it's also time to tax big online operators to secure the future of journalism. If this is even possible, how could it be done?

Duration:00:19:14

Nauru squirms under the spotlight

9/8/2018
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Nauru’s government has gone to great lengths in recent years to keep journalists off the island - and away from the hundreds of asylum seekers languishing in limbo there. Mediawatch looks at what happened when the pacific Islands Forum gave some reporters a rare chance to report from on the ground this week.

Duration:00:10:44

Mediawatch for 9 September 2018

9/8/2018
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Media OTT on PM as RNZAF VIP; Nauru squirms under media spotlight; New research prompts call for media to cut ties with the online titans.

Duration:00:39:23

Coverage of Greg Boyed's death raises questions for media

9/1/2018
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The death of TV broadcaster Greg Boyed last week sparked a flood of tributes in the media and many anguished articles on the scourge of suicide and depression. The media have been warned that intense coverage can be counter-productive and restraint is required. How did they respond when one of their own was involved?

Duration:00:16:46

Mediawatch for 2 September 2018

9/1/2018
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Coverage of the death of Greg Boyed; political leaks and the big picture; All Blacks ballsy bid for the public purse.

Duration:00:35:56

A drip-fed media: Is it good for democracy?

9/1/2018
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Reality Winner - an NSA whistle-blower - was sentenced to five years in prison in the USA last week. Closer to home the hunt for the "Limogate" leaker remained in the headlines, and National Party immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse called for Chelsea Manning - of Cablegate fame - to be barred from New Zealand. Mediawatch's Jeremy Rose talks to long-time political reporter Brent Edwards who argues sometimes it's in the public interest for journalists to say no to leaks.

Duration:00:20:04

Ballsy bid to back Black from the public purse

9/1/2018
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Many in the media got behind Steve Hansen’s ballsy bid for funding from public purse for the All Blacks. But they overestimate the power of the rugby-based brand and the possible down sides.

Duration:00:07:50

All Black Ryan Crotty's concussion crisis sparks calls to quit

8/25/2018
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Millions of viewers saw All Black Ryan Crotty get knocked out - again - in last weekend’s test against the Wallabies. A bandwagon to retire him was soon rolling, propelled by the media. Was all this armchair analysis fair or helpful?

Duration:00:10:26

National's Melissa Lee puts political pressure on publicly-funded TV with new bill

8/25/2018
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Opposition broadcasting spokesperson Melissa Lee once made publicly-funded TV programmes for a small audience on TVNZ. Now she has a bill before Parliament to force funders to reveal more about the audiences the programmes end up pulling in.

Duration:00:16:32

Broadcasters band together to promote the positive

8/25/2018
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Some some say TV is in terminal decline because online viewing is fast catching up. Our rival TV broadcasters say it isn't so - and they’ve taken the lead of TV companies in Australia by banding together to convince advertisers and marketers TV still rules the roost. What’s the strategy?

Duration:00:13:04

Mediawatch for 26 August 2018

8/25/2018
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All Blacks spark concussion discussion; MP puts pressure on publicly funded TV; broadcasters band together to woo advertisers; Netflix and shill?

Duration:00:38:32

Mediawatch for 19 August 2018

8/18/2018
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'Limogate' highlights the pros and cons of leaks, Act party struggles for support but not exposure; TVNZ pulls NZ pre-history docos; Paranormal send-up for Sensing Murder.

Duration:00:35:06

Seven foot tall pre-Māori disappear from TVNZ

8/18/2018
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TVNZ has removed a documentary that claims Celts settled New Zealand thousands of years before the arrival of Māori from its on demand service following a query from RNZ's Mediawatch programme.

Duration:00:18:22