Once again Peter Davis has reflected on a topic that has been on my mind for some time – public broadcasting in the online multimedia age. It’s a topic worthy of discussion particularly in light of the trend towards the polarisation of ideas and beliefs.
The Government recently established a working group to look at the possibility of establishing a new public broadcasting entity. At present Radio New Zealand (RNZ) is almost the only agency that adheres to a public broadcasting mandate largely free of commercial imperatives. Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is in public ownership, but in all but name […]The Case for a Non-Commercial Public Broadcaster — Peter Davis NZ
19 Jun, 2021 at 1:14 am
Aussie has the ABC and SBS who are government funded. Trouble is this government gets their nose out of joint, calls them lefties when they get grilled over an issue and this year have reduced the funding. Public weight I think has prevented the demise of the ABC, that just happens to be the best news service we have.