Pacific coronavirus: NZ’s big decision, j-schools and media closures

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PMC's weekly Southern Cross radio programme on 95bFM ... with Sri Krishnamurthi, James Tapp, Oscar Perress (not in photo) and the Pacific Media Watch team. Image: David Robie/PMC

Pacific Media Watch

Into the fourth week of  lockdown in New Zealand, and today’s weekly Pacific Media Centre Southern Cross radio programme covers what journalism schools are doing in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the media in crisis in New Zealand.

New Zealand stands on the precipice of decision day today as the government decides whether to go from alert level 4 to alert level 3 – this afternoon it opted for five more days.

The lockdown will be eased at 11.59pm on Anzac Monday, April 27, followed by two weeks of alert 3 on trial.

LISTEN: Today’s podcast on 95bFM

With ANZAC weekend coming up, the big concern has been will the lockdown rules be broken like at Easter weekend, when many people tended to flout the rules?

For that reason alone, Pacific Media Watch’s Sri Krishnamurthi – like many experts – argues in favour two more weeks of lockdown.

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