Policy around the 'Indo-Pacific' propaganda term

Ali Anwar made this Official Information request to Radio New Zealand Limited

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From: Ali Anwar

Dear RNZ,

I have noticed of late that you use this absurd 'Indo-Pacific' propaganda term that the Americans invented as part of their racial campaign to deny that people of Asian ethnic origin and their representative governments should be allowed to have any place in determining the future of the Asia-Pacific region. It appears that RNZ use of this anti-Asian term first began around late 2017.

I am seeking, as produced from the start of 2017 onwards:
A) all RNZ policies/style guides that refer to the 'Pacific', 'Asia-Pacific', or 'Indo-Pacific'.
B) any internal RNZ editorial correspondence that mentions both the terms 'Asia-Pacific' and 'Indo-Pacific'.

Yours faithfully,
Ali Anwar

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From: Maggie Hedge
Radio New Zealand Limited

Good morning Ali

RNZ acknowledges receipt of your OIA request. Under the Official Information Act 1982 we have 20 working days to respond, and will contact you via email /post. If for any reason our response is delayed due to illness, or pandemic we will advise immediately.

Kind regards
Maggie Hedge| OIA Administrator RNZ
[email address]

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From: Ali Anwar

Dear Maggie Hedge,

How's that going? You're rather overdue.

Yours sincerely,
Ali Anwar

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