Southern Cross covers pandemic lockdown and media ‘fast one’

Southern Cross
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

Well into the alert level 3 phase of New Zealand’s covid-19 coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and today’s weekly Pacific Media Centre Southern Cross radio programme covers what  is happening  in New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi discusses new developments on the media front in New Zealand.

A surprising bid by NZME to buy Stuff for $1 – were they trying to pull a fast one?

LISTEN: Today’s Southern Cross programme on 95bFM

Whether we should go to alert level 2 – the decision later today was yes on a staggered basis – and the World Press Freedom Day report done by Transparency International on Papua New Guinea.

Also discussed were the controversy over the allegations of homophobic slurs by Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean who was stood down from standing for World Rugby’s executive council.

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