Maori media production, civic journalism and the foreshore and seabed controversy in Aotearoa

Darrin Hodgets, Alison Barnett, Andrew Duirs, Jolene Henry, Anni Schwanen
2005 Pacific Journalism Review – Te Koakoa  
This article explores the social significance of increased media production by Maori in Aotearoa/New Zealand as an opportunity for challenging a tendency in mainstream journalism to promote Pakeha perspectives. The analysis focuses on the recent documentary Hikoi, which was initiated by two young Maori women as a challenge to media framing of Maori protests as 'unjustified' and 'disruptive' acts. We argue that this documentary illustrates the potential for civic journalists to broaden public
more » ... o broaden public deliberations regarding political issues such as the foreshore and seabed controversy.
doi:10.24135/pjr.v11i2.1061 fatcat:rlzkae6pvzh7lpqr6ihlet6aba