28 Nov 2023

Academic on Winston Peters comments on independence of RNZ, TVNZ

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 28 November 2023

State broadcasters RNZ and TVNZ have had their independence called into question by the new deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters.

Peters accused the two outlets of taking bribes from the previous government.

He also questioned whether the two organisations will take heed of the government's new edict for government departments and agencies to alter their use of te reo Māori.

Massey University senior journalism lecturer James Hollings spoke to Corin Dann.