Report – By Pacific Media Watch
The move by Television New Zealand to outsource production of its Māori and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region, says the Auckland-based Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA).
PIMA says in a statement it is devastated by the announcement that may see the break-up of a team dedicated to analysing news in the Pacific community and making great informed programmes.
PIMA chair Sandra Kailahi is shocked to learn that TVNZ would consider such a move when the Pacific community in New Zealand is often misunderstood and then reported on without context or knowledge. Read more »