Tag: Media Freedom

Patronage, Journalism and Open Society.

Article – James Littlewood A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing whats going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), … A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing what’s going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), Jan Rivers (Scoop) and Bernard Hickey (Hive News). The problem is all too familiar. But here...

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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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Community Forum Sydney 12.30 Today Ahead of Global Protests

Press Release – AFTINET Community Forum Sydney 12.30 Today Ahead of Global Protests About the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Speakers from Doctors without Borders (MSF), CHOICE and other community organisations will urge the government to reject harmful proposals in the TPP at …Community Forum Sydney 12.30 Today Ahead of Global Protests About the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Speakers from Doctors without Borders (MSF), CHOICE and other community organisations will urge the government to reject harmful proposals in the TPP at a public forum at 12.30-2pm today in the Jubilee Room at NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney. The forum precedes almost 500 local actions in four continents to protest the TPP and a similar Trans-Atlantic agreement before further secret TPP negotiations are held in the US next week. Many of these actions are US protests against legislation to “fast track” the TPP through the US Congress, which would prevent the Congress from amending the agreement. “The recent leaked TPP investment chapter showed that the TPP could allow foreign corporations to sue the Australian government for damages over decisions of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Medicare and other organisations. The Australian government has sought to exclude them, but this has not been agreed. Community opposition to TPP secrecy is growing ahead of a Senate Inquiry which will hear submissions for greater transparency and democracy in the trade agreement process,” said Dr...

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Public forum on the Trans–Pacific Partnership (TPP):

Press Release – AFTINET Secret TPP trade negotiations between Australia, the US, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries are continuing into late May. Recent leaked documents confirm proposals which could result in higher medicine prices, more internet copyright restrictions …Public forum on the Trans–Pacific Partnership (TPP): When: Thursday, April 16, 12.30 – 2 PM, Where: Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House Macquarie Street Sydney Secret TPP trade negotiations between Australia, the US, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries are continuing into late May. Recent leaked documents confirm proposals which could result in higher medicine prices, more internet copyright restrictions, less ability to regulate imported food and special rights for foreign companies to sue governments over changes in our laws and policies, including State government health, environment and other policies. A Senate Inquiry is investigating the secrecy of the TPP and other trade agreement processes Speakers : Dr Patricia Ranald, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network: The TPP: secrecy, democracy and investor rights to sue governments Jon Edwards, Doctors without Borders (MSF) on the TPP and medicines Professor Kimberlee Weatherall, University of Sydney: TPP copyright proposals and the internet Sarah Agar, Choice consumer organisation: The TPP and food labelling ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Martin Doyle cartoon: TPPA 101

Opinion – Martin Doyle The mammoth significance of the TPPA is only outweighed by the mystery surrounding its contents. TPPA 101 by Martin Doyle | @Mart_cartoons November 10, 2014 Reference: www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/258894/thousands-of-nzers-rally-against-tppa Click for big version. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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