New Zealand to merge public TV and radio as audiences shift


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As part of the Five Eyes, this seems like a move to control the media and brainwash Kiwis.

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...than censorship can be easier...

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The changes had been in the works for more than two years


Broadcasting and Media Minister Kris Faafoi offered few details on how the merger would work, saying those decisions would be left to a new board that will be set up next month ahead of the merger's completion in July next year.

so this is a good idea, but we don't know yet what it will be, or how it will work....

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It’s a modern business model not a control move. NZ are so far away from any type of media control. I know the right wing are absolutely jumping up and down their jowls wobbly. But it’s a small population and everyone is friends with someone. Of all the countries in the world can’t see NZ being the one who leads the way forward to a totalitarian media.

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Lovely country. Reads a little like a certain ‘Nippon Hoso Kyokai’, another country’s only ‘public’ broadcaster:

- “Making it not-for-profit is exactly the right option, it allows the new merged entity to focus on the public good instead of what’s commercially best,” -

Is it ‘free’ or, will every household with ANY type of TV and/or radio device have to pay their ‘share’ ?

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In 2022 there should be no publicly funded broadcasters

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I'm a big consumer of public radio, namely BBC, RTHK Radio 3 (Hong Kong) and CBC. Whenever I listen to commercial providers like Bloomberg, Fox, etc. I get eight ear-splitting commercials in a row and a lot of dumb, useless personal opinions and info.

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NZBC existed before 1975, this is just putting the pieces back together. Struggling to understand why this matters as news in Japan though.

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