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2019 Public Meeting & AGM

Sunday 24th March from 1pm at the Undercroft 101 on University of Canterbury campus in Ilam.

  • What’s going on with media in New Zealand?

  • Is Facebook out of control?

  • Can social media be a public service?


The role of social media is in the spotlight after the terrible events last Friday.

To raise these issues so everyone can take part in the discussion, the Better Public Media Trust has changed the focus of our AGM, to include a public meeting on these important subjects.

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Speakers include Dr Peter Thompson, Sir Bob Parker, Julian Wilcox, Ali Jones, Donald Matheson and of course, the general public.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 1pm David Beatson Memorial Speech 'Are Social Media Public Media?' - delivered by Dr Peter Thompson, BPM Chair and VUW Senior Lecturer
  • 1.20pm BPM Student Challenge prizegiving
  • 1.30pm Panel Discussion on social media with Sir Bob Parker, Ali Jones, Julian Wilcox and Donald Matheson
  • 2.30 Tea break
  • 3pm AGM – members only


Note: Previously the Hon. Kris Faafoi, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media was to deliver the keynote speech but has pulled out due to the terrorist attack.

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How to get to Undercroft 101

Undercroft 101 is in the central library building at the University of Canterbury, which is the large building more or less in the middle of the Ilam Campus. Enter up the large sweeping steps in front of Matariki and follow the signs.

Parking is nearby at the Law Car Park and mobility parking is right next door just behind the bookshop.

Hopefully this hand-drawn map helps! Any queries please call Myles on 021 666297. See you there.

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