More than 90,000 New Zealanders have signed the joint ActionStation, Scoop Media and Change.org petitions to save Campbell Live. Today 100 - 200 people marched to MediaWorks in Auckland to deliver the petition, but when campaigners showed up at the MediaWorks office to deliver those signatures, MediaWorks CEO Mark Weldon and Head of News Mark Jennings refused to receive them.
The petition was originally to be delivered via this crowdfunded television commercial:
More than 1100 people pledged their financial support to make a video explaining why Campbell Live matters so much to so many New Zealanders but when National Director of ActionStation, Marianne Elliott tried to secure an advertising spot on TV3 she was “flat-out refused.”
ActionStation are instead using the donated money to “take over the internet with #SaveCampbellLive message by purchasing strategic online media placement.
Marianne Elliott, National Director, ActionStation
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