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Public Disservice Broadcasting: The shameful demise of TVNZ7

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 11:26 am | Peter Thompson

Public Disservice Broadcasting: The shameful demise of TVNZ7 and how it could have been saved Peter A. Thompson 28th June 2012 More >>

End of an Error? Death of the TVNZ Charter

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 11:41 am | Peter Thompson

Peter A. Thompson writes: What was never made clear in the Charter arrangements was the precise balance between commercial and Charter objectives that could be realistically expected given TVNZ’s heavy dependence on commercial revenue and treasury's dividends ... More >>

Joining the Dots on National’s Broadcasting Policies

Friday, 19 February 2010, 9:45 am | Peter Thompson

As a strong proponent of public service broadcasting, I was dismayed by the decision by TVNZ’s Close Up to cancel a scheduled interview with the Prime Minister on tax reforms in favour of a tawdry scandal involving a former All-Black. However, it was ... More >>

National’s Broadcasting Policy: Expedient Fictions

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 2:11 pm | Peter Thompson

The government’s formal announcement of its decision to discontinue the Reviews of Regulation for Digital Broadcasting and introduce no measures to regulate competition in the television market has again demonstrated its political determination not to ... More >>

Peter Thompson: The Demise of the TVNZ Charter

Monday, 30 March 2009, 6:26 pm | Peter Thompson

The Prime Minister recently announced his government’s intention to abolish the TVNZ Charter, claiming that it ‘wasn’t working’ , that there had been ‘a number of inquiries’ into it and that there was ‘no discernible difference in ... More >>

Survival of the TVNZ Charter Depends on Definition

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 8:51 am | Peter Thompson

Unitec Senior Lecturer, Peter Thompson, writes that News reports concerning Labour and National's policy positions on TVNZ all overlook a critical issue - the assumption of different definitions of ‘public broadcasting’. More >>

TVNZ's Charter: expectations and accountability

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 11:13 am | Peter Thompson

Trevor Mallard, the Minister for Broadcasting, has indicated that in the future, TVNZ's Charter funding will be administered by NZ On Air. The ostensible reason for the Minister's decision is continuing concern over TVNZ's deployment of the $15 million ... More >>

News coverage on the budget and tax cuts is biased

Friday, 2 June 2006, 2:57 pm | Peter Thompson

The One News reports on Michael Cullen's criticisms of the media last night and this morning were very interesting. Guyon Espiner did a very professional job of baiting the Minister and leading him to the logical but ultimately untenable conclusions ... More >>