November 25, 2020
Jackson seeks new approach to Maori broadcasting
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson is taking a fresh look at the future of Māori broadcasting.
The former broadcaster has appointed a seven-member panel to provide him with independent expert advice before he takes recommendations to Cabinet next year.
They have experience in iwi radio, television broadcasting, production, journalism, academia and reo revival.
He says the Māori Media Shift review instigated by his predecessor did some good preparatory work, but he’s unhappy with its conclusions.
"I'm uncomfortable with the options that have been provided. I need to work with people who've been around in the game a long time, who I've worked with, and I'm sure we can come up with a good strategy for our people because we deserve, not a set up where we're confused about where the language comes from."
The independent advisory panel members are Peter Lucas-Jones, Scotty Morrison, Annabelle Lee-Mather, Nicole Hoey, Ella Henry, Jason Ake and Bailey Mackey.
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