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Petition: Media outlets must repay taxpayer funding

Media

Taxpayers' Union polling reveals most New Zealanders believe government funding undermines media independence. Whether or not this is true is irrelevant, perceptions of independence are important for retaining trust and confidence in the media. 

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

Sign the petition calling on media companies to pay back the Public Interest Journalism Fund to restore confidence in media independence. 

I call on media companies that took money from the last government’s so-called Public Interest Journalism Fund to restore confidence in media independence and pay it back.

Who's signing

Vladimir Naydenov
Jan Bernau
James Davey
Greg Hulbert
Neil Butler
Julia Manssen
Bruce Anderson
Ray van beek
Maureen Behenna
Trident Wall
Heather McGregor
Liz van Beek
John Hoogan
Craig Malcolm
Craig Blackwood
Martyn Goddard
Rex Hansen
Barry Meikle
Paul Jensen
Ray Russell
Guy Pettingell
Stephanie Van Pelt
Sharron Hayward
Stephen Enger
Pauline Taylor
Caleb Tarbotton
Brent Delaney
Cath Hughes
Michael Donovan
Dave Mitchell
13,964 SIGNATURES
15,000 signatures

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  • Vladimir Naydenov
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  • Jan Bernau
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  • Greg Hulbert
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  • Neil Butler
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  • Julia Manssen
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  • Bruce Anderson
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  • Ray van beek
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  • Maureen Behenna
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  • Trident Wall
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  • Heather McGregor
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  • Liz van Beek
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  • John Hoogan
    signed 2024-02-18 15:38:45 +1300
  • Craig Malcolm
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  • Craig Blackwood
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  • Martyn Goddard
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  • Rex Hansen
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  • Barry Meikle
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  • Paul Jensen
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  • Ray Russell
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  • Guy Pettingell
    signed 2024-02-15 13:48:59 +1300
  • Stephanie Van Pelt
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  • Sharron Hayward
    signed 2024-02-15 09:50:37 +1300
  • Stephen Enger
    signed 2024-02-15 08:44:20 +1300
  • Pauline Taylor
    signed 2024-02-15 07:59:20 +1300
  • Caleb Tarbotton
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  • Brent Delaney
    signed 2024-02-15 07:08:44 +1300
  • Cath Hughes
    signed 2024-02-15 07:03:40 +1300
  • Michael Donovan
    signed 2024-02-14 22:47:19 +1300
  • Dave Mitchell
    signed 2024-02-14 22:09:01 +1300

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