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Coronavirus and local public media

Democracy relies on quality journalism and no more so than at the local level, particularly during crises and emergencies.

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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.

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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.

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Public media & indigenous languages

With 2019 being the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, how do public media organisations ensure the fair representation of indigenous cultures and languages?

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.

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Concern over Nauru’s ABC ban

The Public Media Alliance urges the government of Nauru to lift its ban on Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalists assigned to cover the Pacific Islands Forum in September.

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Change ahead for PSBs in Australia and New Zealand

Budget announcements mark significant challenges for ABC while RNZ welcomes boost.

New Chair for Radio New Zealand

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Mather on his appointment as Chair of Radio New Zealand’s Board of Governors.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Why RNZ is dedicated to the use of te reo

The debate about the use of te reo on RNZ shows both how far we have come as a nation - and how far we still have to go, writes RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson.