June 22, 2020
Māori media review on wrong track
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says it’s unacceptable a review of Māori media is recommending a single option – putting all Māori news and current affairs into one service run by Māori Television.
The Te Tai Hauāuru candidate says as someone with a background in the sector, she supports the concerns of many Māori media professionals who are deeply worried about the Māori Media Shift proposal.
One news service would never be suggested for the mainstream sector – and it is a breach of Māori rights.
She says the conversation should be focused on reversing decades of underfunding.
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