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Threats To Shut Down Fijian Media Disturbing

Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 1:53 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

Threats by the Fiji military to shut down the media are a disturbing indication a return to democracy is further away than ever, according to the Commonwealth Press Union's New Zealand section. More >>

Camera Coverage Of The House -- CPU

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 1:27 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

Media Release 26 June 2007 Commonwealth Press Union: Camera Coverage of the House Continued restrictions on still photography in Parliament cannot be justified, according to the Co More >>

CPU Seeks Intervention In TV3’s Leaders’ Decision

Monday, 12 September 2005, 3:42 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

The CPU has today instructed Public Law Specialists, Chen Palmer to file applications in the High Court and Court of Appeal intervening in the appeal against Justice Ron Young’s decision on TV3’s Leaders’ Debate broadcast on 11 August 2005. More >>

CPU supports suicide prevention strategy

Thursday, 28 April 2005, 10:00 am | Commonwealth Press Union

The Commonwealth Press Union (NZ) section (CPU) supports Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton’s initiative to develop protocols on the reporting of suicide. More >>

New Zealand Selects 2005 Harry Brittain Fellow

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 5:11 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

Journalist Julie Middleton from The New Zealand Herald has been selected by the Commonwealth Press Union (New Zealand Section) as the 2005 Harry Brittain Fellow. More >>

Media combines on parliamentary television access

Friday, 18 March 2005, 11:27 am | Commonwealth Press Union

Combined forces of New Zealand’s broadcasting and print media are insisting on open access of television news cameras in parliament. More >>

Parliamentary TV Coverage Attacked by CPU

Monday, 14 March 2005, 10:21 am | Commonwealth Press Union

Press freedom in New Zealand will be badly damaged if parliament becomes responsible for televising its own deliberations according to the Commonwealth Press Union Media Freedom Committee (CPU). More >>

Statement Regarding Journalist Barred from Fiji

Friday, 28 May 2004, 5:13 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

The CPU New Zealand Media Freedom Committee will demand that the Fijian Government reveal the names of any of this country’s journalists who are on the blacklist banning them from entry. More >>

NZ Selects Its 2004 Harry Brittain Fellows

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 5:26 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

Journalists Kirsty Pickett from The Southland Times and Geoff Collett from The Press in Christchurch have been selected by the Commonwealth Press Union (New Zealand Section) as Harry Brittain Fellows for 2004. More >>

Comment from CPU Chairman on Hosking Case

Friday, 26 March 2004, 9:18 am | Commonwealth Press Union

Commenting on the Appeal Court judgement on the Hosking case, the Commonwealth Press Union is particularly pleased at the unanimous approach of the Justices to the granting of interim injunctions on privacy matters to prevent publication. More >>

Waitangi Media Ban Breaks Promise

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 4:24 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

Organisers who have restricted media access to covering Waitangi Treaty commemorative events on the Te Tii Waitangi Marae have broken an undertaking they made last year according to the Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union (New Zealand Section), ... More >>

New Zealand Calls For Press Freedom In Zimbabwe

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 4:03 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

New Zealand's press freedom body has joined international calls for the release of four managers of Zimbabwe's only independent newspaper, The Daily News. More >>

CPU Condemns Attack On Press Freedom

Thursday, 12 June 2003, 5:31 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

The Commonwealth Press Union (New Zealand Section) views with alarm the stated intention of the government of Tonga to further erode media freedom in the kingdom by overturning the legitimate rulings of its own court system. The press freedom committee of the ... More >>

Waitangi Ban on Non-Maori Journalists Condemned

Wednesday, 5 February 2003, 2:09 pm | Commonwealth Press Union

The ban of non-Maori media on covering events at Te Tii Marae at Waitangi was condemned today by Gavin Ellis, Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union (New Zealand Section) (CPU). More >>