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Media freedom fears under new cyberbullying law

If they're not actually victimising people online, why should they worry? Should the new Harmful Digital Communications Act prompt a rethink of how news media exploit social media for stories? Mediawatch asks NZ's top media freedom advocate

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

Issues aired on Native Affairs

Controversial questions about Maori TV were raised on its flagship current affairs show this week, on the last episode before a new team takes over.

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

Angst over bad ads for Maori TV

A Maori TV proposal to reverse a ban on advertising harmful stuff puts the heat on the powers-that-be. It also reveals some surprising aspects of the broadcaster's commercial terms and conditions - and it's not the only ethnic channel currently copping criticism for trying to boost its advertising

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

Mediawatch for 5 July 2015

Media freedom advocates say the new cyber-bullying law could cramp their style; controversial questions aired on Native Affairs; angst over bad ads on Maori TV; on-demand viewers ever more demanding; a startling stat from struggling Greece.

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

On-demand sports fans ever more demanding

TVNZ's providing continuous live coverage from Wimbledon on TV, online and on demand - and all for free. But still, some sporys fans still aren't satisfied

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

A startling stat about hard-up Greece

Mike Hosking tells TV One viewers hard-up Greeks are having a nice time drinking champagne. Where did he get that from?

From Mediawatch on 05 Jul 2015

Colin Craig's crisis sparks a media feeding frenzy

The Conservative Party imploded after an interview in a sauna which had screened two weeks earlier. But in spite of wall-to-wall coverage, that didn't cause the Conservatives' collapse.

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

Stunts and scalps: laughing with politicians - or at them?

Sometimes the media embrace politicians who can take a joke, or try something new. Sometimes they punish them for it.

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

RNZ's content chief on a looming shake-up of its news

Mediawatch asks RNZ's Carol Hirschfeld why she's rejigging RNZ's reporting, and what on-air and online audiences should expect. Also, her reaction to turmoil at her former employers: Maori Television and TV3, where she founded the now-defunct Campbell Live.

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

TV3 picks Campbell's Live's successors

New hosts have been named for a new show called 'Story'. But is one of them over-committed already?

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

Big-name broadcaster makes a billion-dollar bungle

Mike Hosking confidently tells TV One viewers New Zealand leads the world in retirement savings. But he's a bit confused . . .

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

Mediawatch 28 June 2015

The feeding frenzy over Colin Craig; punishment of politicians who play along with the media; RNZ's head of content on a shake-up of news, and; TV3 announces its post-Campbell show, one broadcaster's billion-dollar slip.

From Sunday Morning on 28 Jun 2015

The return of a Maori TV scoop

Native Affairs praised for a following up a bold investigation prompting political action. Will the channel deliver such stories in future?

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

Military mistakes exposed on TV

A new TV3 investigation has given a fuller picture of a deadly day in Afghanistan, and it was partly paid for from the public purse.

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

Military mistakes exclusively exposed on TV

A new TV3 investigation has given a fuller picture of a deadly day in Afghanistan, and it was partly paid for from the public purse.

From Sunday Morning on 21 Jun 2015

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