5 Mar 2010

Maori delegation to attend indigenous TV conference

6:42 am on 5 March 2010

A delegation from Maori Television heads to Taiwan on Sunday to hand over the mantle of leadership for the next World Indigenous Television conference.

Communications spokesperson Sonja Haggie says since MTS hosted the first conference in Auckland two years ago, relationships between indigenous broadcasters in nine countries have firmed up.

One outcome has been Indigenous Insights, a weekly programme on global indigenous issues. Broadcasters are also re-screening other productions from other members.

Each member has to contribute four documentaries and in return they receive documentaries from all the others.

Ms Haggie says Maori Television also plans to swap a reporter with Canada's aboriginal broadcaster.