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Topic # 25854 3-Sep-2008 16:49 Send private message

Welcome to the TVNZ7 Internet Debate (in association with InternetNZ) on Geekzone. Please use this discussion to post your questions regarding Convergence (includes broadcasting and mobile).




This will be an organised debate on ICT issues, streamed live to the official website and TVNZ7’s site, directly from Avalon Studios, 23rd September 2008 9:10pm on TVNZ7 (Freeview).

The debate involves four politicians quizzed on major areas of ICT policy with questions coming from you through the online chat, a studio audience, and experienced journalists.

The politicians are Labour’s Minister of Communications Hon David Cunliffe, National ICT Spokesperson Hon Maurice Williamson, ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide and Greens ICT Spokesperson Metiria Turei.


You can participate live through an IRC channel or by posting your questions in this forum.

Other topics include:

     * Broadband (includes infrastructure, productivity, sustainability)
     * Convergence (includes broadcasting and mobile)
     * Copyright (includes open source)
     * Cybersafety (includes privacy and security as well)
     * Digital Divide (includes TSO and rural as well)

We ask you post only questions in this thread. Please address your question to the person(s) you want to ask it. You are welcome to create your own discussion in the ICT Policies and Regulation forum.

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  Reply # 166476 23-Sep-2008 10:19 Send private message

NZers are, by international standards, very active in online content

creation, one of the facets of Web 2.0. This will only increase as convergence makes interactive internet engagement ubiquitous. How does your party believe NZ

should capitalise on our leading position in regard to creative engagement

with the internet?


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  Reply # 166478 23-Sep-2008 10:29 Send private message

With the convergence of telecommunication and information technologies and the next round of convergence known as Web 3.0, ever more aspects of life will become integrated with and through the information superhighway. How does your party think New Zealand can ensure that this comprehensive convergence of technologies has a positive impact on our society? What are the opportunities? What are the threats?

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  Reply # 166636 23-Sep-2008 22:23 Send private message

Great debate guys....

You talk about the levels of regulation on broadcasters and content... can you comment about your plans/ideas to encourage kiwis to generate content for broadcast over the internet and ideas for getting this onto mainstream media?

Could RNZ or similar perhaps provide a platform for kiwi generated podcasts to get the content out via this medium?

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