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Unitec Forum for the Future: Reinventing Public Broadcasting

Unitec Forum for the Future: Reinventing Public Broadcasting

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  • Thu 11 Aug ’11, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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Unitec Forum for the Future to consider the future of public broadcasting in New Zealand.

News that funding for TVNZ Freeview channels 6 and 7 will be discontinued and, on July 12, Parliament’s repeal of the TVNZ Charter has raised concerns about New Zealand’s future commitment to public broadcasting.

The forum is being hosted by Unitec’s Department of Communication Studies and facilitated by business commentator and journalist Rod Oram. Panelists include multi-award winning broadcaster Sean Plunket; media commentator and television presenter, Russell Brown; Broadcast Manager of community access radio, Planet FM, Terri Byrne; former editor of the NZ Listener, TVNZ current affairs presenter and Chairman of NZ on Air, David Beatson; and Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University and broadcasting researcher, Dr Peter Thompson.

The topic Reinventing Public Broadcasting will be tackled in a lively 90-minute panel-style debate bringing together media practitioners and experts from a variety of backgrounds, media academics and students together in a live audience.

What makes the Unitec Forum for the Future different is that the debate transcends the bounds of geography. Through live streaming the debate goes national and internet viewers around the country will have the opportunity to interact with each session of the Unitec Forum for the Future, via Twitter, email and webcam (using Skype).

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