Reading, hearing, and watching stories about New Zealanders, by New Zealanders, is critical to our democracy and our national identity.

Traditional media are facing financial and technological disruption. There’s a lot of great journalism in New Zealand, however, recent years have seen a cut to staff numbers and proposed mergers.

The government needs to step-up to ensure the future of public interest journalism on paper, on our screens, and on the radio.

To help make that happen, the Green Party will:

  1. Establish a New Zealand Public Journalism Fund to support public interest journalism and help tell New Zealand stories across a range of platforms.
  2. Restore Radio New Zealand’s funding, which has been frozen since 2008.

This Government has increased funding for Radio New Zealand, and established an Innovation Fund to drive more public media content for under-served audiences, including Māori and Pacific Peoples, children, and regional New Zealand.


Latest Broadcasting Announcements

Broadcasting and public media

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Broadcasting Policy

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Green Party supports strong and sustainable public media

The Green Party has today welcomed steps to ensure public media in Aotearoa New Zealand remains strong.
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IPCA report into Hager case highlights threats to media independence

Today’s Independent Policy Conduct Authority (IPCA) report into the 2014 raid on Nicky Hager’s home confirms that Police conduct was wrong and over...
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TVNZ must uphold commitment to Māori programming

The Green Party is calling on Television New Zealand (TVNZ) to uphold its commitment to Māori programming and rethink their proposal to axe the ded...
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Greens propose Public Interest Journalism Fund

The Green Party has today announced that, in government, it will establish a contestable Public Interest Journalism Fund and restore Radio New Zeal...
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