Posts Tagged ‘Closeup’

Is there a problem with how media cover race issues?

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Is there a problem with how media cover race issues?  A recent TV programme featured a Northland man, Wikatana Popata, talking about a hikoi in protest about the Government’s proposed asset sales last month.  Popata made the most of his air time and said he had “had enough of Pakeha”, and wanted the Treaty of Waitangi Read more

TVNZ’s Race debate “hyperbole, and lies”

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On Tuesday night the a programme on New Zealand Television’s TV1 Closeup, touted as the race debate, pitted Hone Harawera against John Ansell with commentator Morgan Godfrey added, presumably as a moderating voice of reason. Godfrey has expressed disappointment at the manner in which the debate was conducted “I was, more than anything, stunned and confused with what was said Read more