Pasifika Broadcast Journalist Appointed to Governance Group to Work on Public Media Entity

Award winning Broadcast Journalist and Filmmaker Sandra Kailahi is one of eight experts appointed to a Governance Group to lead the next phase of work on a potential new public media entity.

The announcement was made today by Minister for Broadcasting and Media Kris Faafoi.

Minister Faafoi says the Governance Group will oversee the development of a business case to consider the viability of a new public media entity. The business case will look at how a potential new public media entity could meet the changing expectations of New Zealand audiences and support a strong, vibrant media sector.

“Members of the Governance Group bring a wide range of expertise to their roles. They were chosen for their expertise in public broadcasting, private media, the Māori media sector, government policy, public engagement, change management and business case processes,” says Minister Faafoi .

The Governance Group members are: Tracey Martin (Chair), Glen Scanlon, Michael Anderson, Sandra Kailahi, Bailey Mackey, William Earl John Quirk, and Dr Trisha Dunleavy. The members will be appointed until Cabinet have considered the outcome of the Business Case.

The Governance Group will also lead work to gather input on a Charter for the potential new public media entity.

The business case for Strong Public Media is expected to be completed around the middle of the year.

Cabinet will be provided with advice on the option to create a new public media entity before the end of the year.

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