Commentary: The news media – the Prime Minister’s view

The future of mainstream media

  • Helen Clark
Keywords: democracy, freedom of expression, media rights, media ethics, media freedom, media history, responsibility


New Zealand has not always been the robust little democracy with the freedom of speech enjoyed today. The election of the first Labour government, the 1951 Waterfront Lockout emergency regulations and the Muldoon era were all testing times for the news media. In the first of the three commentaries, Prime Minister Helen Clark examines a politician’s view of media rights, responsibilities and ethics. 


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Clark, H. (2008). Commentary: The news media – the Prime Minister’s view: The future of mainstream media. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 14(1), 8-14.