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Philippe Mazuel Proposed As Frances European Commissioner

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 5:38 am | Alastair Thompson

Philippe Mazuel, founding president of the pro-European party PACE, submitted his candidacy at the Élysée on Friday 11 October for a position as a European Commissioner for France. More >>

Philippe Mazuel Proposed As Replacement French European Commissioner

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 5:32 am | Alastair Thompson

Philippe Mazuel, founding president of the pro-European party PACE, submitted his candidacy at the Élysée on Friday 11 October for a position as a European Commissioner for France. More >>

Man in custody following serious incidents

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 5:44 pm | Alastair Thompson

A man is in Police custody after a series of serious incidents in central Auckland today. More >>

Update – serious crash, Mackenzie District

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 5:43 pm | Alastair Thompson

Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash near the intersection by Pukaki Canal and Glen Lyon Road earlier today. More >>

Scoop's PledgeMe Campaign Finishes Today - With $1644 Needed

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:51 am | Alastair Thompson

As I write we have not quite reached our target, but we are close enough to think we have a good chance of making it. As of 6.30am this morning we had $1644 remaining to be pledged to reach our $35,000 target. More >>

Open Letter Part 2: Who Are Scoop's Biggest Freeriders?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 7:53 pm | Alastair Thompson

An Open Letter From Scoop Publisher Alastair Thompson - Part Two: This time addressing NZ's professional communicators, specifically the news media, and PR professionals, in large organisations, in consultancies and in the Government. Dear Colleagues... More >>

It's Crunch Time For - An Open Letter To Readers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:05 pm | Alastair Thompson

Laying It All Out There Part 1: An Open Letter To Scoop Supporters And Readers - And To NZ's Professional Communications Community More >>

Saving The News

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:51 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop co-founder and former editor Alastair Thompson backgrounds the recently launched Scoop 3.0 project & crowd-funding/crowd-selling campaign – and invites consideration of the question – what if there were no news? More >>

1 in 5 Kiwis will order in takeaways for the big game

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:27 pm | Alastair Thompson

17 August 2018 - Watching a big game - like this weekend’s Trans-Tasman clash - is all the excuse Kiwis need to order in takeaways, according to new findings. More >>

The News Crisis & Scoop - Once More Unto The Breach

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:00 am | Alastair Thompson

Today as our 19th year of publishing begins, the simple truth is that the global News Media is fighting at present for its survival with only bows and arrows, against an enemy armed with cannons. More >>

"Systematic Murder" Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:30 am | Alastair Thompson

As diplomatic condemnations of the Gaza Massacre death toll from last Monday continue to echo around the world, an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes committed by Israeli Defence Force snipers against Palestinian prostesters ... More >>

Why I am supporting the PressCoin ICO - Alastair Thompson

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:07 pm | Alastair Thompson

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working behind the scenes getting to know the team behind , the latest participant in the remarkable Initial Coin Offering (ICO) boom which is rocking financial markets around the world, and ... More >>

An Important Message To Professional Users Of Scoop

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:20 am | Alastair Thompson

First, thank you to all our newsagent subscribers and accredited professional organisations. This message is not addressed to you. More >>

An Appeal To All Friends Of Scoop - This Is Not A Drill

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 12:14 pm | Alastair Thompson

An Appeal To All Friends Of - This Is Not A Drill - Please Pledge Today ....including, a Scoop finances FAQ + a brief history of Scoop's crowd-funding efforts to date... A Special Message From Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson More >>

The Role Of A Free Press In Defending & Fostering Democracy

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 6:06 pm | Alastair Thompson

The arrival of Trump is a wake-up call, not just to the Anglosphere and the developed world, but to our entire planet. Democracy it turns out is much more fragile than we thought. More >>

Inauguration Day – Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 11:08 am | Alastair Thompson

Over the past two months since his election the expanding clouds of chaos and uncertainty generated by the approaching Trump presidency have transfixed the world. More >>

Healing the fracture in Hope Fault | Alastair Thompson - 500 Words

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:55 am | Alastair Thompson

Healing the fracture in Hope Fault ...or... Why we all need a crash course in understanding aftershocks. More >>

Helen Kelly And The Compassionless People

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 5:38 am | Alastair Thompson

I wasn't a close friend of Helen Kelly's. But her passing has moved me to tears more than once in the past two weeks. I feel honoured to be one of the many who worked with her and was helped by her. More >>

NZ Farewells Trade Union Hero Helen Kelly – Video & Tweetstory

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 4:57 am | Alastair Thompson

Trade unionist Helen Kelly died on October 14th aged 52. Yesterday - Friday 28th October - she was bid farewell at a public memorial meeting at Wellington's Michael Fowler Center in speech and songs. She will be missed. More >>

How Sunday's Rebel Victory In Aleppo Has Reshaped The Entire War In Syria

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:43 pm | Alastair Thompson

Over the past five days, the already hellish situation in Aleppo has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Caught unawares by the developments the global superpowers appear to have few ideas of how to respond. Writing from France Scoop's Alastair Thompson ... More >>