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Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
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4.7 stars from 177 ratings
Five stars
Mediawatch gives a good insight on goings-on in NZ and beyond; it gives a good occasional outsider’s view of goings-on in Australia and elsewhere. The program is a good mix summing up of the shlock and horror of NZ popular radio, the reporting of current NZ issues, the business side of the NZ...Read full review »
grezzbop via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/04/21
Long form media criticism
I listen to this now more than I do it's US counterpar, On the Media. The review of the week's happenings format is well sutied to the topic, although it is pretty quickly apparent who the bad actors are.Read full review »
Doc Cottle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/20
the show is uploaded twice for no good reason, once as the full show and once in clips, pick one and just uplaod the show once, it ruins podcast feeds for the rest of us.
LordGnarts via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/14/17
Recent Episodes
ZB’s Mike Hosking called Meghan Markle “a hussy” on the air earlier this year. It was a rude and sexist slur on someone he didn’t know at all  - and it prompted formal complaints to the broadcasting watchdog. But the BSA says it wasn’t a breach of broadcasting standards.
Published 08/01/21
Kiwis finally struck gold in Tokyo this week - but the media didn't always get the colour they were looking for.
Published 07/31/21
A year ago, a trial of armed police teams was scrapped with opponents adopting the slogan ‘Arms Down.’ One year on, some in the media are now amplifying calls for arming all officers after the death of PC Matthew Hunt and an increase in officers being confronted by guns.
Published 07/31/21
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