Tuesday, 23 March 2010

NZ: State Radio and TV funding cuts threaten regional security

New Zealand needs to review strategic importance of public broadcasting before forcing further cuts to already depleted news services, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.

"Failure to support state radio and television threatens New Zealand's ability to help maintain regional security." 

State-owned TVNZ this week announced plans to sack 75 newsroom workers for a planned savings of NZ$5 million.

"Losing more than six dozen news room workers from a single organisation will see New Zealand fall further behind other developed countries."