Media Report – By Thomas Carnegie
Al Jazeera English only launched in New Zealand on Freeview last year. But several Kiwis have been working for the Doha-based international news network since it began in 2006.
And now more than three score expat New Zealanders work at the 24/7 global news channel and are affectionately referred to by other staffers as “the Kiwi mafia”.
Pacific Scoop spoke to Wayne Hay, a former reporter for the channel turned freelance journalist, and Kamahl Santamaria, one of the network’s original news anchors, about the channel’s large New Zealand contingent and the challenges of working for an international news agency. Read more »