Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Why isn't Agenda funded by NZ on Air?

I am both gobsmacked and pleased by Richard Harman's latest post on his Agenda non-RSS blog. I am gobsmacked because Agenda turns out to be funded by the Charter. "We are not eligible for NZ on Air funding because they currently do not fund Current Affairs programmes." Is this the same NZ on Air who gave one million dollars to the makers of Sensing Murder last year?

I'm pleased that the appointment of Jonathan Coleman as Broadcasting Minister has met a good reception. Harman reckons National's policy of opening the fund to all players is a good step. Now is a good time to get rid of uneccessary duplication. And woe betide any government who tries to cancel Agenda!