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The TPPA removes free trade

Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, October 9th, 2013 - 20 comments

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Hadyn Green was at the Brunei TPPA talks in August for Consumer NZ and a couple of other groups. His post on Public Address today is an excellent run through many of the points that bother me. For instance a section on intellectual property where the TPPA will restrict the current freedom of trade! Arrgghh!.

News media: shifting ground

Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, March 19th, 2013 - 12 comments

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The withdrawal of News Corp from SkyNZ, & the new deal on press regulation in the UK are part of various shifts: from media moguls to financial investors, rise of the internet, & the balance between corporate media and politicians – not a fourth estate revival. [Update: tweeters/bloggers excluded]

What now for Sky TV?

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, March 4th, 2013 - 42 comments

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News Corp is selling shares in NZ Sky TV.  What does these mean for the on-going decline of public broadcasting?  It is possibly part of the shift away from media moguls, and towards control of news media by bankers.

Public service broadcasting and politics

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, November 25th, 2012 - 23 comments

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Public service broadcasting and commercial TV cover politics in different ways.  Will Sky TV’s new public service channel, Face, (incorporating some ex-Stratos/Triangle shows), do it the commercial or PSB way? What will be the impact on NZ’s political journalism?

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