The Fourth Estate — the thin line

The byline on each edition of The Washington Post reads “Democracy dies in darkness.” It is a testament to a fundamental truth, that the media are a vital component of a healthy and functioning democratic society. For many years, the print media was the mainstay of news reporting, each city hosting at least one fullContinue reading “The Fourth Estate — the thin line”

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Welcome to Initiative, launched under new management. This will feature opinion articles about various subjects, mostly current matters of interest either in New Zealand or around the world. Initiative is now run by Philip Ross, a lawyer based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It has no connection with the previous website known as “Initiative” thatContinue reading “Home”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”