Media Take: Journalist Rachel Stewart on tackling the dairy beast video

Media Take

Journalist Rachel Stewart talks about the attacks on her credibility after she criticised the dairy industry.

Writing on the subject of dairy industry pollution has resulted in dead possums in the letterbox of journalist Rachel Stewart, notes on her car, and death and rape threats. 

Stewart, named Opinion Writer of the Year at the 2016 Canon Media Awards, appeared on Media Take on Tuesday night to discuss the attacks on her credibility following her columns.

She was previously president of the Whanganui chapter of Federated Farmers - " so I'm somebody that used to be in the tribe, and then turned out of the tribe a little bit".

Rachel Stewart, photographed on her property near Whanganui, advocates reducing our dairy stock by 80 per cent for the ...
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Rachel Stewart, photographed on her property near Whanganui, advocates reducing our dairy stock by 80 per cent for the health of our rivers.

Earlier, hosts Russell Brown and Toi Iti and guests discussed the impacts of the dairy industry on the environment and New Zealand's increasing reliance on commercial farming, after the recent advertising campaigns released by Fonterra.

The complete after show discussion with Stewart and other guests can be found here. 


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* Media Take: Tackling feminism and rape culture

* Media Take: How journalism's being funded
* Rachel Stewart - the woman who turned on her own tribe


Full episodes of Media Take can be seen on demand on the Maori Television website from 9 am Wednesdays.

 

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