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‘We need public service TV’ in NZ

‘We need public service TV’ protest

As I posted here, NZ is sadly lacking in journalism that relentless pursues half-hidden and many-sided truths in a way that is neccessary for democracy to thrive. TV news and current affairs programmes are particularly influential in with their coverage of political issues.  As Nicky Hager argued, we are in need of journalism that reports in the interest of the public and those with least power; a journalism that speaks truth to power. For television, this need has been heightened since the demise of Stratos and TVNZ7 on Freeview.

Yesterday, The Scoop Team reported that there have been big pay rises for top TVNZ people.

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