Lone voice challenging gov’t narrative taken off air – PR expert heads news at MediaWorks

Report and opinion: In a sea of mainstream media harmony supporting all the Labour government and…

The bribing of New Zealand’s media

By Amy Brooke, The Spectator: “Trustworthy, insightful, important” – one thing we can say for our…

Radio NZ wants to distance itself from being a public broadcaster

By Tom Frewen: Radio New Zealand wants just two changes to its Charter — insertion of…

Free speech switched off in New Zealand

Removing a billboard poster because of who paid for it, rather than what it says, is…

Video of the week – Brainwashed

Half the country fell asleep, but they scream "woke" We're distracted by vaccines and TV shows…

Sky News Australia removes videos that go against the government’s covid propaganda

After having its YouTube channel blocked for a week and facing a government investigation, Sky News…

Twitter hooks up with news agencies to ‘elevate credible information’

Twitter has partnered with Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to ‘help’ Twitter users access what it…

UK official Secrets Act: home secretary’s reforms will make journalists criminals

By Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University The UK government has proposed new legislation to counter state threats,…

When it comes to news and information… who’s your daddy?

Press release: “The Government is extending its tentacles into nearly every area of media with an…

Anyone wanting to make a movie about a New Zealand disaster should look at Pike River

By Charles Coles: The person who came up with the idea of making a Hollywood movie…

Social media influencers put on notice by finance regulator

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released a guide to talking about money online following concerns…

Open letter challenging Stuff’s criticism of Dr Simon Thornley

On 21 May Stuff published a lengthy feature about Dr Simon Thornley and his views about…

How to get people to do what you want – develop a cult following

By Charles Coles: During the first illegal lockdown that was ordered by prime minister Jacinda Ardern…

Shining a light on Jacinda Ardern’s secretive government

When Jacinda Ardern was elected as prime minister the first time, she stood in parliament and…

openDemocracy wins transparency court case against UK government

By Peter Geoghegan and Jenna Corderoy, openDemocracy openDemocracy has won a significant legal victory against the…

Call for Facebook to be held accountable for ‘harmful practices’

“Facebook has admitted it enables a range of harmful practices including foreign interference in elections, hate…

Vaccine, lies, and a legacy media hit-piece that misses the mark

New Zealand GP Dr Sam Bailey takes her gloves off in this video. Listen to her…

Breaking news – two dogs found alive

Sad but true, but the New Zealand Herald now ranks missing pets as breaking news. When the…

Newstalk ZB hires businessman to host talkback show

If you think a qualification in broadcast radio or journalism will set you up for a…

Call to scrap voluntary code on alcohol advertising

Press release Alcohol harm reduction advocates are calling for an end to alcohol advertisers writing the…

Support for review of community radio sector

A survey of political parties standing in New Zealand's 2020 General Election has revealed that most…

TV1’s Jack Tame tripped up by scientist Dr Simon Thornley

Jack Tame, presenter of New Zealand State TV show Q+A is seen here interviewing career public…

No evidence covid-19 is causing huge loss of life

Nobel Laureate and Stanford University biophysicist professor Michael Levitt was interviewed on Radio New Zealand on…