Tag: Electronic Media

RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended

Press Release – Radio New Zealand More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZs successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell.Checkpoint with John Campbell – RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZ’s successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell. An extension to existing Freeview HD services has been approved after a positive public response to the new Checkpoint programme which launched one month ago today. More than 400,000 people living in Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Taranaki, Whanganui, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Nelson, Timaru and Invercargill will have RNZ Freeview HD services available from today. The new-format Checkpoint with John Campbell is a 90 minute programme, airing weekdays from 5-6.30pm, on RNZ National. The show is broadcast live on radio, and those keen to see behind the scenes can watch live on the RNZ website or, in most centres, on Freeview HD channel 50. RNZ Head of Content, Carol Hirschfeld emphasised the importance of the new programme and the positive response it has received since the launch. “RNZ is now leading the way on genuine media convergence with the Checkpoint programme. John Campbell’s live streaming for two hours from the TPPA protest march...

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Out Now: Werewolf 59 – The TPP, Obsolete At Birth

Article – Werewolf Hi and welcome to the 59th edition of Werewolf, in which we revisit the TPP debate, and critically examine the claims that the Trans Pacific Partnership really is the spiffing, up-to-date document that our government and its business cronies claim … Enter The ‘Wolf Hi and welcome to the 59th edition of Werewolf, in which we revisit the TPP debate, and critically examine the claims that the Trans Pacific Partnership really is the spiffing, up-to-date document that our government and its business cronies claim it to be. As this month’s cover story shows, the contentious investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions at the heart of the TPP are something that the European Trade Commission has no faith in, and the US has been formally advised that the Europeans plans to scrap the ISDS mechanisms entirely, and replace them with with a fairer, more transparent and more judicially sound system in all of its major trade deals in future. Which raises the question – why is New Zealand planning to ratify the broken model of adjudication that is contained in the TPP, and thereby perpetuate its shortcomings? Elsewhere in this issue, we report on the social cost to communities and to individuals of the industrial killing of animals for food – a story that’s based on research into the incidence of violence and other anti-social behaviours in...

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What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? Scoop’s Crowd Speaks

Article – The Scoop Foundation As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? The Wisdom Of Scoop’s Crowd Report Compiled By Audrey Seaman Videos by Olexander Barnes [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjUl1A-Jni4&w=560&h=315] Over the past year, Scoop has been building a platform – the New Scoop – to support public interest journalism and create a better future for the news. Scoop is now working to create a strong foundation for investigative journalism to thrive. Scoop wants to seek truth and report on it, minimise harm, act both independently and honestly, and hold itself accountable. When Scoop became a not-for-profit in September, it opened the decision making processes to members. As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. Scoop contributor Alessandra Nixon feels good journalism is important because it helps inform the general public and breaks down complex political and social issues. “At its best, good journalism holds those in positions of power to account, it incites debate and tackles the difficult or uncomfortable issues,” Nixon says. “It should present stories in...

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Gordon Campbell on copyright, the Authors Guild case & TPP

Column – Gordon Campbell A few days ago, Google finally and comprehensively won a very long-running case brought against it by the Authors Guild which had claimed that Googles Book Project which operates as a digital library catalogue with a few snippets of content … Gordon Campbell on copyright, the Authors Guild case and the TPP A few days ago, Google finally and comprehensively won a very long-running case brought against it by the Authors Guild which had claimed that Google’s Book Project – which operates as a digital library catalogue with a few snippets of content to contextualise and focus the search – amounted to a violation of copyright. In finding in favour of Google, the US Second Court of Appeals ringingly re-stated the purpose of copyright in terms that are useful and relevant here in New Zealand. Especially now that the IP chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership ‘trade’ deal has turned back the clock and extended the copyright term from 50 to 70 years, among other negative IP commitments. A few copyright extremists have since come out of the woodwork to defend and applaud the TPP’s IP commitments. To the US courts, ‘fair use’ is not an exemption to be grudgingly tolerated – it is the very purpose of copyright. Here’s how the court ruling put it in the Authors Guild case: The ultimate goal of...

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TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter Released

Press Release – Wikileaks Today, 9 October, 2015 WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Despite a final agreement, the …TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter – 5 October 2015 Today, 9 October, 2015 WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Despite a final agreement, the text is still being withheld from the public, notably until after the Canadian election on October 19. The document is dated four days ago, October 5th, or last Monday, the same day it was announced in Atlanta, Georgia that the 12 member states to the treaty had reached an accord after five and a half years of negotiations. The IP Chapter of the TPP has perhaps been the most controversial chapter due to its wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. “If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.” Hundreds...

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