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About Trisha Dunleavy

Trisha Dunleavy, an Associate Professor in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, was one of the academic authors of the ‘Open Letter on Public Broadcasting’ cited in this article and an active member of the ‘Save TVNZ7’ campaign. Her research specialises in television and she has published two books, along with a number of essays and book chapters, on New Zealand television.


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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

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Don’t go there: the ongoing undermining of PSB in New Zealand

In the sorry book on Public Service Broadcasting’s travails world-wide in the age of neo-Liberalism, New Zealand occupies chapter one. There the undermining of the BBC look-alike NZBC began early. The attack really got underway with a wave of reform in 1988-1991. And it ain’t over yet.

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