Sunday Morning for Sunday 2 March 2014
8:12 Insight: Pasifika education
Insight explores why some schools are successful in boosting the results of Pasifika students.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Shannon Jensen – photography and the South Sudan
Award-winning photographer Shannon Jensen spent months in South Sudan, and witnessed the changes refugees faced in one of the newest countries in the world. Through her photo series “The Long Walk”, she has been able to tell the poignant story of the refugees’ journey and hardship.
Mediawatch asks if the media displayed the required restraint reporting the recent death of a TV celebrity, and if the dark side of social media is damaging our news media. Mediawatch also looks at the lessons learned from a notorious media prank which had tragic consequences.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Journalist and documentary maker John Pilger on Utopia
Thirty years ago, investigative journalist John Pilger exposed the plight of Indigenous Australians in his landmark documentary 'The Secret Country'. The documentary exposed the shameful treatment Aboriginals received at the hands of successive governments and exposed a darker side of the so-called lucky country. Now, John Pilger has returned to the subject in his new documentary 'Utopia: an Epic Struggle of Resistance' – but just what has changed in the intervening years?
10:06 Ideas special from the BBC Freedom 2014 series
Turkey’s Hidden Truths: The coverage of protests last summer in Istanbul, sparked by plans to build over a park, also drew the ire of the Prime Minister and other members of the government. Following her reporting of these protests, the BBC’s Selin Girit, was the target of a hate campaign on Twitter – begun by a senior Turkish politician. She received threats of rape and murder. In this programme, Selin returns to Turkey to investigate why journalists so often find themselves under attack from the authorities.
10:35 Ideas special from the BBC Freedom 2014 series
Europe’s “Troublemakers” – part four: Tetiana Chornovol is a Ukrainian anti-government activist and investigative reporter who has built a reputation for unusual stunts. But her work exposing corruption has come at a price - she says she was brutally attacked last year after her car was forced off the road.
11:05 Down the List
Labour list MP Deidre Deadwood and her assistant Paul Breeder take a call from a “Mr English”, marketing Genesis shares. After putting him off they discuss the continued success National are enjoying in the polls compared to Labour under new leadership. They consider the appointment of Matt McCarten as Cunliffe’s chief of staff as a risky move. Then Paul accuses Deidre and her back bench colleagues of being on a go slow as they aren’t getting in behind Cunliffe. She brushes off the accusation and swans off to see a festival show.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 David Grant on his book about Norman Kirk
The late Norman Kirk enjoys a reputation as one of our most beloved Prime Ministers… but just how visionary was he? Historian David Grant joins us with an in-depth look at the Prime Minister who served for just two years but whose legacy has endured decades after his death.
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint – wealth addiction
The spiralling national and international rich-poor gap has been in the news in recent weeks. It’s recognised now by many governments as a serious problem. Wayne looks at wealth addiction, and Finlay follows up with US mental health expert, Dr.Gary Kohls.