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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

Ed Scott
Grant Vickers
Ken Noble
Richard Rodgers
Keith Leggett
Clara Fox-Champkins
Gary Carter
Stephen Williamson
Angela McNaughton
Tony Jelicich
Mike Wallace
Sheena Jones
Matt Faull
Tutt Warrick
Gary Petersen
Julian Smith
Wayne Erasmus
Brian Kennedy
Paul Powell
wendy Growcott
Susan Whitaker
Barbara Townsley
Sam Avison
Judy Macdonald
Belinda Desmond
Julie Tattley
Malcolm Greenwood
Rob Lamb
erez carney
Mark Paynter
11,285 SIGNATURES
15,000 signatures

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  • Ed Scott
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  • Grant Vickers
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  • Richard Rodgers
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  • Keith Leggett
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  • Clara Fox-Champkins
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  • Angela McNaughton
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  • Tony Jelicich
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  • Mike Wallace
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  • Sheena Jones
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  • Matt Faull
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  • Tutt Warrick
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  • Gary Petersen
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  • Julian Smith
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  • Wayne Erasmus
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  • Brian Kennedy
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  • Paul Powell
    signed 2022-09-20 16:00:12 +1200
  • wendy Growcott
    signed 2022-09-20 14:26:23 +1200
  • Susan Whitaker
    signed 2022-09-20 10:03:52 +1200
  • Barbara Townsley
    signed 2022-09-20 09:38:59 +1200
  • Sam Avison
    signed 2022-09-20 08:02:56 +1200
  • Judy Macdonald
    signed 2022-09-20 07:37:18 +1200
  • Belinda Desmond
    signed 2022-09-20 06:51:37 +1200
  • Julie Tattley
    signed 2022-09-19 21:28:13 +1200
  • Malcolm Greenwood
    signed 2022-09-19 20:06:41 +1200
  • Rob Lamb
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  • erez carney
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  • Mark Paynter
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