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“Funding certainty” for New Zealand public media

The New Zealand government has announced an allocation of $327 million dollars over a three-year period for a new multiplatform public media entity as part of its 2022 Budget.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand to establish new giant public media entity

The New Zealand government has announced details of the new public media entity, which will see the merger of RNZ and TVNZ.

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‘TAHI’ – RNZ’s new platform dedicated for young people

For many public media organisations, reaching younger audiences is an ongoing challenge. RNZ's new platform 'TAHI' is an innovative response to this predicament.

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The group guarding NZ’s media freedom

New Zealand is ranked eighth best nation in the world when it comes to the freedom of journalists to report without fear. So why does it need a Media Freedom Committee?

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RNZ to Expand Local Democracy Reporting Programme

Press Release | Radio New Zealand (RNZ) is seeking applications from New Zealand media organisations who are keen to join the Local Democracy Reporting (LDR) programme.

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In the tough world of media disruption, public media must shape their own destiny

PMA President and RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, calls on public service media organisations to be bold and ingenious to ensure their ongoing relevance in the world of media disruption.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Insight | The struggle for media pluralism

In this op-ed, RNZ CEO Paul Thompson highlights the struggle for pluralism in New Zealand and the need for strong independent public media.

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Collaboration for responsible coverage in NZ

In New Zealand, five news organisations have collectively developed editorial guidelines for reporting the trial of Brenton Tarrant, the man charged with committing the terrorist attacks in Christchurch. 

New Zealand’s news media entered uncharted territory on March 15

Radio New Zealand CEO, Paul Thompson, reflects on the way news media are coping with the complexity and enormity of telling the story of the March 15 atrocity in Christchurch and its aftermath.

Best of PSM | Climate Change – Politics and Actions

Climate change has been a thorny issue for public broadcasters, resulting in coverage that has often been described as intangible, disjointed and for the most part, gloomy.