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Photograph of the Auckland workshop with more than 100 people in attendance! Photo credit: Rick Zwaan

Reflections on The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media

Guest post by Myles Thomas from the Coalition for Better Broadcasting

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media has finished its tour of New Zealand. Six meetings on six consecutive Sundays with a last minute additional meeting at AUT to attract a younger crowd, it’s been like a holy mission, but with one difference — instead of sermonising to anyone who would listen, the Panelists were there to receive wisdom from the public:

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Suzy Cato and a posse of great kids presenting to the panel in Auckland. Photo credit: Rick Zwaan
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Here are the top line stats from this project:

Number of workshops: 7
Number of people who attended a workshop: 332
Number of people who submitted online: 208
Number of experts who presented to the panel: 24

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