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Thursday, September 01, 2005

National to scrap TVNZ charter and introduce neutral appointments process for TVNZ/Radio NZ

Jono has noticed another election promise from National: to scrap the naff TVNZ charter. And:
National would also develop a new appointments process for the boards of TVNZ and Radio New Zealand to ensure they were apolitical.
But where would Adolf be without Radio Left Wing?

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/01/2005 06:40:00 pm


Blogger ZenTiger said...

It will never happen. In NZ, apolitical means "left of centre".

9/01/2005 06:46:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

True, but then the entire country seems 'Left of Centre'. (thats the old media bias at work again)

9/01/2005 06:50:00 pm  
Blogger Lucia Maria said...

But they're so amusing! Yes, I listen to them too. Can't stand all those stations with ads. I like Triple J in Oz too. But, for the good of the country, getting rid of a nest of socialist broadcasting, I'm willing to make a sacrifice.

9/01/2005 06:58:00 pm  
Blogger Bernard Woolley said...

Triple J rocks - I really enjoy getting Hack and Dr Karl via podcast.

9/01/2005 07:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scrap the charter -- thumbs up.
Apolitical board appointments -- good in principle, not sure how practical.

Would also like to see;

- Independent TVNZ complaints board
- Sale of TV2
- Increased roll for TVNZ Enterprises
- Commercial free TV One
- Reappraisal of programming, incl. role of reality programming
- Need to see public service framework for political debates like in the US

9/01/2005 07:07:00 pm  
Blogger Murray said...

And I'd like Michelle Williams.

Which of us is most likely to get his wish?

9/01/2005 07:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys.

Why should the state own any broadcasters?

Thankfully Don (and Rodney) will simply sell the lot.

9/01/2005 09:20:00 pm  
Blogger Bernard Woolley said...

Anonymous - because its the only way we will have a TV channel that isn't infested with reality TV.

9/01/2005 09:26:00 pm  
Blogger reid said...

Funny isn't it how everyone sees their shallow and biased natures yet it keeps on happening. The solution to me, is hard to define because the bias happens at both ends: left and right, and the shallow nature of the purile bs they feed us is also common in all the democracies. What's the answer?

9/02/2005 11:52:00 am  

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