Apr 26, 2008

Taking The NZ Out Of ANZAC

Following our post about ANZAC Day and the Australian politicians who seemed surprised that New Zealand celebrated it also, a Europe based reader has emailed us to say that she was watching the French news channel France 24 last night and was pleased to see that a major item was done on ANZAC Day commemorations in France. Pleased until the item ended with not one mention of New Zealand. Apparently the Day commemorates the landing of Australian forces at Gallipoli. Included in piece was an interview with Australia's Minister for Veterans Affairs who also failed to mention New Zealand.

We are sure that many French would be dismayed by this coverage, particularly those who had participated in the numerous celebrations throughout France. It is also good to know that poor journalism is not the preserve of the New Zealand media!