NZ pumps in $10-million for Pacific media
September 4, 2018 2:50 am
The New Zealand government has announced a massive $10 million broadcasting expansion in support for Pacific journalism.
NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters has today announced plans for an enhanced free-to-air Pasifika TV service, affirming New Zealand’s commitment to Pacific media.
The expanded Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd service, valued at NZ$10 million over three years, will include a dedicated Pasifika TV channel with New Zealand content, improving both quality and access for free-to-air broadcasters across the region.
The expansion will also include a comprehensive training programme to support broadcasting and journalism across the Pacific, including equipment, internships and cross-regional training.
Peters announced the package at the Pacific Islands Forum underway in Nauru.