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An Investigative News Media Blood Bath |500 Words

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Alastair Thompson

Last week was a bad week for NZ Media. And for much more than just the announced "review" of Campbell Live. More >>

#SaveCampbellLive - A Campaign For Advertiser Responsibilty

Friday, 10 April 2015, 11:48 am | Alastair Thompson

Contents: - Something is Rotten In The State of NZ News Media - The Rise Of Click Bait & The Danger Of Metrics - #SaveCampbellLive Shows We Do Care What Is On Our News Advertiser Responsibility & The Desirability Of Integrity More >>

Kiwis Have No Right To Know If They Are Being Spied On - PM

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 5:19 pm | Alastair Thompson

On Monday morning (March 9th) NZ Prime Minister John Key was interviewed by Morning Report Host Guyon Espiner. Espiner was following up on remarks made by former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson on the show on Thursday 5th February. In his interview ... More >>

John Key On "Mass Collection" Versus "Mass Surveillance"

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:29 pm | Alastair Thompson

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has discovered a loophole in his August 2013 promise to resign if the GCSB was found to have engaged in "mass surveillance" of New Zealanders, namely that "mass collection" is a different thing, and if the GCSB ... More >>

Former GCSB Director Admits To Mass Surveillance Of NZers

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 12:22 am | Alastair Thompson

This morning former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson was interviewed on Morning Report by Guyon Espiner about reports based on Edward Snowden documents about GCSB activity in the Pacific. His answers clearly confirmed mass surveillance of New Zealnders ... More >>

Right of Reply - Scoop Responds To The Daily Blog

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:48 pm | Alastair Thompson

The following comment was submitted to The Daily Blog at 4pm for publication on an item published yesterday & headlined "Scoop’s latest attempt to rebrand itself". More >>

Crowd Funding Civilised Revolution | 500 Words

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 7:38 am | Alastair Thompson

Sometimes life presents an opportunity that you feel you have to pursue. And such an occasion presented itself to me in the autumn of 2013. More >>

"Party Party" - The Launch Of A Global Movement | 500 Words

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:35 am | Alastair Thompson

The Launch Of A Global Movement The "Party Party" Tour (July 23-26 - AUCK CHCH WGTN DUND ) Interviews With Tommy Ill & Beat Mob Artur By Alastair Thompson More >>

Foreign Minister McCully Urges Restraint In Israel/Palestine

Friday, 4 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Alastair Thompson

At the request of Scoop NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully today made the following statement about the situation in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories. More >>

Happy 15th Birthday !!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 3:14 pm | Alastair Thompson

As you have now reached a working age it is fitting that you to start figuring out how you might earn your own way in the world. This "news business" that you seem to have set your heart on would appear to be a hard road. But you have our ... More >>

Budget 2014 - A Budget Worth Dancing Over | 500 Words

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 2:40 pm | Alastair Thompson

The dancing with delight episode attributed to Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey as he prepared for Tuesday's equivalent of our 1991 "mother of all budgets" raised rather a lot of eyebrows on both sides of the ditch. More >>

Lake Horowhenua Activist Philip Taueki Assaulted In Prison

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:53 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop this morning received the following affidavit filed in support of a bail variation and note from his partner, investigative journalist Anne Hunt. More >>

Peace On Earth - An Interview With Daisaku Ikeda

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 10:38 am | Alastair Thompson

The role of human dignity , passive violence , religious cooperation , the internet and the water hemisphere in the path to global harmony - An interview by Scoop's Alastair Thompson with Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : The Passion ( Begins )

Monday, 10 March 2014, 9:04 am | Alastair Thompson

My little daughter, let yourself be embraced by My most ardent desire that all souls come and purify themselves in the water of penance, and that the feeling of confidence, and not fear, may penetrate them, because I am a God of Mercy and I am always ready ... More >>

Alastair Thompson resigns from Internet Party role

Friday, 24 January 2014, 5:35 pm | Alastair Thompson

Scoop website co-founder Alastair Thompson has resigned as interim general secretary of the Internet Party. More >>

Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season & dreamwalker - Video Interview

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 2:57 pm | Alastair Thompson

22 year old UK Author Samantha Shannon is keeping herself busy making history in publishing. Her first novel The Bone Season was released in August in 20 languages and has now been translated into eight more. Three months after release 20th Century ... More >>

"Public Eyes", & Public Interest Journalism in NZ

Monday, 2 December 2013, 6:07 pm | Alastair Thompson

NZ Public Interest Journalism Foundation Workshop - by Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson JEANZ Conference - 9am, Friday, 29 November 2013 Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT School of Communications, Auckland More >>

Disrupting The Cloud - OpenStack in NZ With Catalyst IT

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 3:21 pm | Alastair Thompson

OpenStack is the world's fastest growing open source project. It enables you to run what amounts to a version of Amazon Web Services on a laptop. More >>

"Under Pressure", Cunliffe's CTU Biennial Speech | 500 Words

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 8:36 am | Alastair Thompson

"Under Pressure" - Labour Party Leader David Cunliffe's CTU Biennial Speech | 500 Words - A video interview with CTU President Helen Kelly - More >>

Americas Cup Lawsuit Mooted For "Herbie" Foil Trimming Mod. (Updated)

Friday, 27 September 2013, 9:04 pm | Alastair Thompson

Team New Zealand is preparing a legal challenge in the wake of the remarkable Oracle Team USA up-wind speed turnaround in the Americas Cup Regatta which ended this Thursday morning (NZ Time) with a Team USA victory. More >>



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