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Petition: Media outlets must repay taxpayer funding

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Recent polling reveals most New Zealanders believe government funding undermines media independence.

This comes as the Government is giving millions hand over fist to the likes of the NZ Herald, Stuff, and The Spinoff from the $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund.

At NZME's recent AGM, the NZ Herald Editor-in-Chief stated that the PIJF only makes up a “very small proportion” of the company's overall revenue. That may be so, but that shows how cheap NZME is being for selling out its independence, or 
at least its reputation for independence.

We call on all major media outlets to salvage their independence by repaying the money they recieved from the Public Interest Journalism Fund, and to adopt new policies that rule out accepting government funding in the future.

Who's signing

mark wylens
Fiona Stewart
Pi Ph
David Butler
Kris Glucina
Oscar Rogers
Leigh Parmentier
Mike Readman
John Simpson
Daniel Flood
Graeme McInnes
Sharon Goatley
Jared Mccracken
Lance Lones
Anna Wylie
Patrick Balemi
matthew Campbell
Emma Bass
Ceri Jones
Linda Savage
Chris Van veen
Sue Beatson
William Purvis
Ray McKinney
mervyn walsdorf
John McDougall
Francyntje Bryant
Marcus Capon
Steve walkley
Pete Simpson
11,260 SIGNATURES
15,000 signatures

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  • mark wylens
    signed 2022-08-11 10:52:27 +1200
  • Fiona Stewart
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  • Pi Ph
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  • David Butler
    signed 2022-08-08 09:18:16 +1200
  • Kris Glucina
    signed 2022-08-06 06:27:03 +1200
  • Oscar Rogers
    signed 2022-08-04 14:48:28 +1200
  • Leigh Parmentier
    signed 2022-07-31 11:10:16 +1200
  • Mike Readman
    signed 2022-07-27 11:59:50 +1200
  • John Simpson
    signed 2022-07-26 21:52:26 +1200
  • Daniel Flood
    signed 2022-07-26 18:47:54 +1200
  • Graeme McInnes
    signed 2022-07-26 14:32:16 +1200
  • Sharon Goatley
    signed 2022-07-25 09:29:23 +1200
  • Jared Mccracken
    signed 2022-07-25 00:06:14 +1200
  • Lance Lones
    signed 2022-07-23 05:28:19 +1200
  • Anna Wylie
    signed 2022-07-22 11:47:11 +1200
  • Patrick Balemi
    signed 2022-07-22 11:24:40 +1200
  • matthew Campbell
    signed 2022-07-21 20:40:26 +1200
  • Emma Bass
    signed 2022-07-21 15:20:50 +1200
  • Ceri Jones
    signed 2022-07-21 09:38:33 +1200
  • Linda Savage
    signed 2022-07-20 22:56:11 +1200
  • Chris Van veen
    signed 2022-07-20 17:49:42 +1200
  • Sue Beatson
    signed 2022-07-19 19:42:12 +1200
  • William Purvis
    signed 2022-07-19 16:44:11 +1200
  • Ray McKinney
    signed 2022-07-19 16:32:15 +1200
  • mervyn walsdorf
    signed 2022-07-19 16:30:36 +1200
  • John McDougall
    signed 2022-07-19 16:14:59 +1200
  • Francyntje Bryant
    signed 2022-07-19 14:26:36 +1200
  • Marcus Capon
    signed 2022-07-19 13:20:08 +1200
  • Steve walkley
    signed 2022-07-19 11:09:33 +1200
  • Pete Simpson
    signed 2022-07-19 10:34:05 +1200

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