May, 2012
ISSN 1178-0932
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Is there a problem with how media cover race issues?

TV One’s Close Up featured a Northland man Wikatana Popata talking about a hikoi in protest about the Government’s proposed asset sales last month.  Popata made the most of his air time and said he had “had enough of Pakeha”, and wanted the Treaty of Waitangi thrown out so Māori could rule the country. 

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Who watches the digital watchers?

Increasingly the public gets its news from online sources. The Law Commission has released a discussion paper on the potential rights, responsibilities and regulatory framework for digital news media.

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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.