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Media Take – on GCSB and spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 9 comments
Categories: Media, Spying, tv - Tags: , , , ,

Check out Media Take, Tuesdays on Maori TV:

A media commentary show with Russell Brown and Toi Iti, who analyse the weekly news to determine a lack of balance, inaccuracies or lies plaguing the media world.

The most recent show (S02E02) was on the GCSB and the consequences of our Pacific spying. You can see the video at the above link, or catch up on a quick summary by Russell Brown at Public Address:

The GCSB and the consequences of mass surveillance

Fewer whistleblowers, more corruption, less stability.

That’s the assessment of longtime Pacific journalist Jason Brown of the impact of the revelation that the GCSB has been conducting “full take” collection of communications in Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands and other Pacific nations since 2009.

“It creates fear. We live in small communities,” he said on Media Take last night…

9 comments on “Media Take – on GCSB and spying ”

  1. ianmac 1

    Yep. I watched that and the discussion is clear and concise. New look Media Take pretty good. Even a shaven Russell!

  2. MrSmith 2

    Another consequence of this spying is New Zealanders now being perceived to be just like US citizens, and so local people will now be talking out of the backs of their hands, behind our backs, spitting in our food etc, I still don’t think a lot of US citizens realise how despised they have become around the world, mainly because of their Governments continued meddling in other countries affairs. This is the price we will pay for being part of Key’s club. To higher price in my opinion!

  3. tracey 3

    Thanks for the link.

  4. whateva next? 4

    and watching in NZQT today, Grosser being asked if he used GCSB for his own political ends…..well what can I say??????
    This has nothing to do with stopping terrorism, and Jordanian pilots being burned alive etc……..utterly, utterly despicable that Key can use these situations to justify mass surveillance, which is then used for personal political gain.Stinks.

  5. gsays 5

    while i have not yet watched this episode, (i will), i find maori tv current affairs progs the only ones worth watching on te tele.

    native affairs could have gone backwards with the supremely talented julian wilcox departing. surprisingly not with mihingarangi forbes in the hot seat.

    equally media take, with the dry, skewering wit of toi iti.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 5.1

      Not really sure how spending Maori television funding on this token …sorry Take show goes toward advancing MT objectives.

      “To significantly contribute to the revitalisation of the Māori language;
      To be an independent Māori television service that is relevant, effective and widely accessible. ”

      Score it zero on revitalisation of Te Reo, maybe a 1 or 2 on relevant , effective and I wont even go there on the last one.

      For goodness sake they dub Madagascar , the movie into Te Reo, while this show for pointy heads is totally in English.

      God knows how Russell was able to swing the funding for his little enterprise from MT?

      • saveNZ 5.1.1

        Remember the raids of the Taneatua and Ruatoki communities?

        I’m pretty sure mass surveillance are not in Maori interests.

        • ghostwhowalksnz

          You’re kidding !
          I think you should read up on what mass surveillance means. The surveillance was done on a small select group. Certainly the police were heavy handed in their raids but thats all about overeaction. And it was many many years, so not really a news item either. Old news at that.

          The primary objective for MT is revitalization of maori language, Russells hobby horse is not even close

      • Sacha 5.1.2

        The show is funded by NZ on Air, not Te Mangai Paho.

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