February, 2010
ISSN 1178-0932
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Race Relations report shows race complaints to media low

The media chapter in the Race Relations Commissioner’s annual review of race relations for 2009 shows that media and advertising industries continue to receive low numbers of complaints in the way they depict or report on race relations issues.

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Facebook page for latest on race relations

The Human Rights Commission is getting into online social media Facebook to get discussions going ahead of Race Relations Day next month.

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Nurse is first Kiwi Asian journalism scholarship winner

Corazon Miller, a young Filipina-Kiwi has been awarded the first Asia New Zealand Foundation Kiwi Asian Journalism Scholarship.

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Stories wanted for the Asian Radio Show

The Asian Radio Show is seeking ideas for 2-3 minute stories for the 2010 season series, which runs until June 12.

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More TV festival weeks following Jilin series success

There will be more “cultural festival weeks” following the success of the Jilin Cultural Week on Triangle Television, says the Pacific Culture and Arts Exchange Centre.

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New Chinese newspaper to offer community “more choice”

Auckland’s 110,000-strong Chinese population will be getting an even wider choice of news with the launch of a new Chinese newspaper this month.

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Indian newspaper questions a “divided” community

An Indian community newspaper is questioning the unity of local Indians after community leaders decided to have two separate celebrations to observe the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of India’s Republic Day.

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Indian community mourns death of editor, association president

The Rotorua Indian community is still in a state of shock over the sudden death of their community leader. Kishorbhai Morarji, Bay of Plenty Rotorua Indian Association President and editor of the local community newsletter, died in a car accident on 30 January.

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Coming up at the Pacific Media Centre

AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre will be having a busy year ahead.

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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.