June, 2009
ISSN 1178-0932
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Time to Think about Maori Language Week

Māori Language Week is from July 27 to August 2, and this year’s theme is Te Reo i te Hapori: Māori Language in the Community.

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This Week: World Refugee Day

Radio New Zealand are featuring a series of dramatised stories from the experiences of former refugees this week.

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Broadcasters challenged to meet diverse audience

New Zealand broadcasters have been urged to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of a more diverse audience.

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Annual Media Forum to Focus on Asian Media

The annual media forum at the New Zealand Diversity Forum on August 24 will focus on Asian Media in New Zealand.

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Indian Weekender launches online edition

New Zealand’s newest Indian print fortnightly has launched its online edition www.indianweekender.co.nz

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TU MAI Magazine Adds KOHA

TU MAI, the 10-year-old indigenous magazine, is to add a hard copy version of the recently launched online magazine KOHA to its pages.

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More funding needed for community broadcasting

The community radio service in New Zealand is not adequately funded, says Auckland Access Radio Service Broadcast Manager Terri Byrne.

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Diversity story wins second prize in journalism award

A report on new migrants in Southland and the local government’s struggles to educate the wider community about the importance of welcoming them to the province has taken second place in a journalism award.

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New Pacific journalism programme announced

AUT University’s School of Communication Studies has announced that it will be offering the first Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism programme next year.

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New Indigenous TV programme launched

An international indigenous current affairs series and programme exchange initiative will be launched by the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN).

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Chinese newspapers help communities maintain their different identities

Chinese newspapers in New Zealand help the diverse Chinese communities here maintain their cultural identity and adapt to a new environment, a study has found.

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For more information about the 'Nga Reo Tangata Media and Diversity Network', please contact Gilbert Wong at gilbertw@hrc.co.nz, or 09 306 2660.

Information about the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme is available at www.hrc.co.nz/diversity.

The views contained in this newsletter do not necessarily represent the position of the Human Rights Commission.