Kea Kids News receives NZOA funding

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

A news programme presented by primary school-age children has received NZ On Air funding for a series on TVNZ's HeiHei platform. The pilot news project Kea Kids News will receive up to $1million in funding from the $4 million in the 2018 Budget extra allocation to NZ On Air for under-served audiences. Kea Kids News will see seven minute audio-visual bulletins produced twice per week and shown on Heihei. The bulletins will feature age-appropriate articles and will be presented in a way which kids understand. Kea Kids News will provide a kid's view of current affairs and source its tamariki journalists through a variety of primary schools across the country beginning with the Manaiakalani Trust education programme. The idea was formed by Luke Nola and Friends, who also created Let's Get Inventin' and Nanogirl & The Imaginauts.


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Victory for creative sector as European Parliament approves controversial EU copyright reforms

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

The European Parliament has voted in favour of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which has wide-reaching implications for content creators and online platforms, reports Screen Daily. The reforms update 20-year-old, pre-digital era EU copyright legislation and aim to ensure that professionals across all the creative industries are paid fairly for their work. However, opponents of the reforms, believe the directive could hinder the exchange of information and content on the internet and cut some smaller players out of the picture.

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