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Breach of ‘journalistic privilege’ during unlawful search

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police’s unlawful search of Nicky Hager’s property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer. Police policy at the … Read more »

Hager case highlights threats to media indepdendence

Press Release – Green Party

Todays Independent Policy Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into the 2014 raid on Nicky Hagers home confirms that Police conduct was wrong and overstepped the clear legal protections that journalists have to defend their sources and provide independent … Read more »

Regional News Coverage to Be Boosted

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Eight journalists are being sought to work as local democracy reporters in regional newsrooms across New Zealand. The recruitment aims to boost reporting on local body issues and the work of publicly funded institutions, local councils, health boards … Read more »

Q+A: Minister Kelvin Davis interviewed by Jack Tame

Press Release – TVNZ

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has admitted parts of the prison system are extremely racist and says thats why the Government is asking Mori to work with it to make changes. Read more »

Making fresh Sound in the Capital

Press Release – POW Studios

POW Studios, Wellingtons award-winning Post Production Company, celebrated their shift across Wellington, from Miramar to a larger custom-built facility in Mount Cook with Dame Gaylene Preston officially opening their new premises, last Wednesday. Read more »

Waatea Livestreams Second Historic Māori Hui

Press Release – Waatea News

Waatea News at the invitation of the North Island Whnau Ora Commissioning Agency will exclusively broadcast the next Mori-led Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki starting today at 1pm. Read more »

Sky TV shares rise on US$40m RugbyPass acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television shares rose 3.3 percent as investors welcomed plans to extend its foray into online media and push for a bigger global rugby audience by buying online rugby platform RugbyPass for up to US$40 million. Read more »

NZME attracts top radio sales talent from MediaWorks

Press Release – NZME

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) says it will supercharge the results it delivers for its South Island radio advertisers with key management and media strategists joining its Dunedin based team. Read more »

Simon Shepherd interviews Police Minister Stuart Nash

Press Release – TVNZ

Simon Shepherd: New law passed this week means police won’t charge someone found with drugs, unless it’s in the “public interest”. It’s part of the government’s push to have drug addiction treated as a health issue, not a crime. But what is actually … Read more »

Simon Shepherd interviews Andrew Little

Press Release – TVNZ

Simon Shepherd: Well, the minister behind that legislation is Justice Minister Andrew Little. He has also recently been in London, where he met with government ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada and America. Part of the agenda how to ensure … Read more »

Simon Shepherd interviews NATO Secretary-General

Press Release – TVNZ

Simon Shepherd: Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO was in New Zealand this week. He was the Prime Minister of Norway when far-right terrorist Anders Breivik killed 69 people in 2011, and he visited Al Noor Mosque during his visit here. But … Read more »

Three powerful media projects

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Three projects that will commemorate the one year anniversary of the March 15 terror attacks have been funded as the final initiatives from the RNZ/NZ On Air Joint Innovation Fund. Read more »

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